About (German)

Florian Beckers hat Fotografie an der Folkwang Universität der Künste in Essen studiert und ist seitdem freiberuflich als Fotograf im kommerziellen, redaktionellen und freien künstlerischen Bereich tätig. Der Fokus liegt dabei auf Portraits, People, Fashion und Beauty.

Außerdem arbeitet er als Hochschuldozent für Fotografie und digitale Bildmedien.

Er ist ‚Professional‘ im Bund Freischaffender Fotografen und Filmgestalter (BFF) sowie berufenes Mitglied in der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Photographie (DGPh) und der Deutschen Fotografischen Akademie (DFA).

Zahlreiche Publikationen, Preise und Ausstellungen (siehe unten).

About (English)

Florian Beckers studied photography at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen (Germany) and has been working as a freelance photographer ever since in the commercial, editorial and free artistic field. The focus is on portraits, people, fashion and beauty.

He also works as a lecturer in photography and digital imaging.

He is a ‚Professional‘ in the Association of Freelance Photographers and Film Designers (BFF) as well as a member of the German Society for Photography (DGPh) and the German Photographic Academy (DFA).

Numerous publications, prizes and exhibitions (see below).

References (Selection)

Aengevelt Immobilien GmbH | AMA – Acedemy for Make-up-Artistry | Architectural Digest | Bau- und Liegenschaftsgesellschaft (BLB) NRW | Bayer AG | BIZZ-Magazin | BMG Bertelsmann Verlag | Capital-Magazin| Cubit Mymito GmbH | Das Beraterhaus Münster | Dr. Suwelack Skin Health Care | e-business | Euro-Magazin | Grohe AG | Handelsblatt | impulse-Magazin | JFL Cashmere Fashion | Jigit! Musikproduktion | manager magazin | Millenium Images Ltd. (London/U.K.) | Piper Verlag (Zürich/München) | Random House Ltd. (London/U.K.) | Ruf & Partner Architects Berlin | Salin Fashion | SMP AG | SMS Eumuco | SRTS Europe | Trendbüro Hamburg | Trucco & Bellezza (Mailand/Italien) | Walther Flender GmbH | Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)/EinsLive | Wirtschaftswoche

Awards (Selection)

1997 „Carl Lauterbach-Prize“ of the Lauterbach-Foundation in Düsseldorf, Germany |
2000
„Reinhart Wolf-Award“ of the Reinhart Wolf-Foundation in Hamburg, Germany | 2001 Main Prize of the Society for Photography in Berlin, Germany | Main Prize „PhotoVision“ from the publishing house „Photographie“ in Zurich, Switzerland | „Manufactum-Staatspreis NRW“ of the departure NRW, Germany | Scholarship of the ministry of culture in NRW (Barcelona/Spain), Germany | 2003 Nomination of the „Umbo-Photo- Art-Prize 2003“ in Lippstadt, Germany | 2004 Recognition „Marianne Brandt- Prize 2004“ in Chemnitz, Germany | Selection-Title „German Photobook-Prize 2004“ in Stuttgart, Germany | Scholarship of the Foundation for art and culture NRW, Germany | 2005 Final „Descubrimientos Photo Espana 2005“ in Madrid, Spain | Final „Fringe Prize-Voies Off 2005“, Recontres d’Arles in Arles, France

Publications (Selection)

2000 Catalogue of the Society for Photography Berlin, Marianne-Publishing House, Berlin, Germany (Anthology) | 2001 Catalogue „manu factum“ of the Niederrhein Museum Kevelaer, Germany (Anthology) | Magazine „Photographie“ 2/2001 (Text: Petra Harenbrock), United Publishing House, Düsseldorf, Germany, S. 16 – 19 | 2003 „Florian Beckers: Fotografien“, Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf (Text: Dr. Werner Alberg), Publishing House Richter, Düsseldorf, Germany (Monograph) | „Umbo-Fotokunst-Preis“, Studio Ship Frankfurt a.M., Germany (Anthology) | 2004 „Florian Beckers: „Xantener Dom – Geheimnisse eines Raumes“ (Text: Prof. Klaus Honnef), B.O.S.S. Publishing House, Kleve, Germany (Monograph) | Catalogue „Die Poesie des Funktionalen“, Industriemuseum Chemnitz, Germany (Anthology) |  Kunstforum International, Band 170 (Text: Magdalena Kröner), TZ-Publishing House, Roßdorf, Germany (Anthology) | 2005 Catalogue „Fotosommer Stuttgart 2005“ (Text: Dr. Andrea Jahn), Edition Braus/Wachter Publishing House, Bönningheim, Germany (Anthology) | VentiQuattroOre-Il Magazine 12/2005, Mandadori Printing, Milan, Italy, S. 60 – 67 |2006 Catalogue „Fotokunst aus 60 Jahren – Kunst aus NRW unterwegs“, Museum der Stadt Ratingen, Germany (Anthology) | „Florian Beckers „Xantener Dom – Geheimnisse eines Raumes“ (Text: Prof. Klaus Honnef), Second Edition, B.O.S.S. Publishing House, Kleve, Germany (Monograph) | WDR TV, „Lokalzeit“, 6.10.2006, 19,30 h | 2008 Catalogue „visual gallery at the photokina 2008“, Cologne Fair, Köln, Germany (Anthology) | Magazine „Profifoto“ 10/08, GFW Photo Publishing GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany, S. 45 | 2013 Catalogue „Ausbruch aus der Provinz“, KUK Monschau, Germany (Anthology) | „Florian Beckers: „Xantener Dom – Geheimnisse eines Raumes“ (Text: Prof. Klaus Honnef), Third Edition, B.O.S.S. Publishing House, Kleve, Germany (Monograph) | 2014 Catalogue „Von hier bis jetzt“, 20 years of Salzmannbau, Cultural Office Düsseldorf, Germany (Anthology) | 2016 Catalogue „Schleswig – Schätze aus 150 Jahren Fotografie“, Stadtmuseum Schleswig (Text: Dr. Holger Rüdel), Sutton Publishing House Erfurth, Germany (Anthology)  | 2019 Catalogue „Shift“, KUK Monschau, Städteregion Aachen, Germany (Anthology)

Exhibitions (Selection)

1997  Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf, Germany (Individual) | 1999 – 2011  „Large-scale  exhibition NRW“, Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, Germany (Group) | 2000  Museum for Art  and Trade, Hamburg, Germany (Group) | Mobile exhibition of the „Society for  Photography Berlin“ in Wolfen, Berlin, Speyer, Edenkoben, Dresden, Köln, Schwerin, Braunschweig,  and Neuenmarkt, Germany (Group) | 2001  „Photographs from Albert Renger-Patzsch to Florian Beckers“, formely Reichsabtei, Aachen-Korneliemünster, Germany (Group) | Niederrhein-Museum, Kevelaer, Germany (Group) |  Photokina Cologne, Germany (Group) | 2003  Regionalmuseum Xanten, Germany (Individual) | Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf, Germany (Individual) | Townhall Gallery Lippstadt, Germany (Group) |
2004
  Technical Museum of
Slowakia, Kosice, Slowakia (Individual) | Gallery Böttger, Bonn, Germany (Individual) | Culture Station Eller, Düsseldorf, Germany (Group) | Industrial Museum Chemnitz, Germany (Group) | Photofair Cologne „Internationale Photoszene“, Köln, Germany (Group) | Studio-Ship/Fotografie Forum International, Frankfurt a.M., Germany (Group) | Artfair Huntenkunst, Arnheim, Nertherlands (Group) | 2005  Gallery „Bij de Boeken“, Ulft, Netherlands (Individual) | Franz-Hitze-Haus, Münster, Germany (Individual) | Gallery Andrea Brenner, Düsseldorf, Germany (Individual) | Gallery Sicart, Barcelona, Spain (Individual) | Photo LA, Los Angeles, U.S.A. (Group) |  Photography Museum Burghausen, Germany (Group) | White Cube, München, Germany (Group) | Art Frankfurt, Germany (Group) | „Photo Espana“, Madrid, Spain (Group) | „Summer of photography“, Stuttgart, Germany (Group) | Artfair Cologne, Köln, Germany  (Group) | „Voies Off-Festival“, Recontres d‘Arles, France (Group) | Arte Santander,  Spain (Group) | Art Salamanca, Spain (Group) | Arte Lisboa, Portugal (Group) | 2006  Gallery Maria Llanos, Caceres, Spain (Individual) | Kunstverein Rhein- Sieg-Kreis, Siegburg, Germany (Individual) | Stadtmuseum Münster, Germany (Individual) | Gallery Paz y Comedias, Valencia, Spain (Individual) | Photogallery Heeder, Krefeld, Germany (Individual) | Gallery Cubo Azul, León, Spain (Individual) | Art LA, Los Angeles, U.S.A. (Group) | DIVA, New York City, U.S.A. (Group) |International Festival „FotoGrafia“, Rom, Italy  (Group) | Museum der Stadt Ratingen, Germany (Group) | Flottmann-Hallen, Herne, Germany (Group) | Rheindahlen Rooms, Mönchengladbach, Germany (Group) | Photo BA, Buenos Aires, Argentinia (Group) | InArt, Girona, Spain (Group) | Arte Santander, Spain (Group) | „Vilafranca Contemporània“, Gallery Sicart, Barcelona, Spain (Group) | Foto Sur, Caceres, Spain (Group) | 2007  OMC Gallery, Los Angeles, U.S.A. (Individual) | Gallery Fruela, Madrid, Spain (Individual) | Stadtmuseum Schleswig, Germany (Individual) | Art LA, Los Angeles, U.S.A. (Group) | Gallery Münsterland, Emsdetten, Germany (Group) | Arte BA, Buenos Aires, Argentinia (Group) | Gallery Sicart, Barcelona, Spain (Group) | Kreismuseum Zons, Germany (Group) | Gallery Kunstwerk, Düsseldorf, Germany (Group) | 2008 OMC Gallery, Los Angeles, U.S.A. (Group) |  Visual Gallery Photokina, Köln,  Germany (Group) | 2009  Museum Schloss Neersen, Willich, Germany (Individual) | Crane Kalman Gallery, Brighton, Great Britain (Group) | Gallery of the city Pforzheim, Pforzheim,  Germany (Group) | 2010  OMC Gallery, Los Angeles, U.S.A. (Group) |  Orangerie Benrath, Düsseldorf, Germany (Group) | Kunstverein Germersheim, Germersheim, Germany (Group) | 2011  OMC Gallery, Los Angeles, U.S.A. (Group) |  Galerie Sicart, Barcelona, Spain (Group) | 2012  Orangerie Benrath, Düsseldorf, Germany (Group) | 2013  Xantener Dom, Xanten, Germany (Individual) | KUK Monschau, Monschau, Germany , … with, inter alia,  Anton Corbijn, Jim Rakete, Jürgen Klauke … (Group) | OMC Gallery, Los Angeles, U.S.A. (Group) | 2014  Gallery Böttger, Bonn, Germany (Group) |  Kunstraum Düsseldorf, Germany (Group) | 2015  Stadtmuseum Schleswig, Germany (Group) | 2016  Rathaus Düsseldorf, Germany (Group) |  VVV Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany (Group) | 2018  KUK Monschau, Germany (Individual), parallel to the main exhibition „Henri Cartier-Bresson“ | 2019  KUK Monschau, Germany (Group)

Public Collections (Selection)

Land Northrhine-Westfalia, Düsseldorf, Germany | State Chancellery North-rhine-Westfalia, Ministry of Culture NRW, Düsseldorf, Germany | Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf, Germany | Aachen-Korneliemünster, formerly Reichsabtei, Aachen, Germany | StädteRegion Aachen, Germany | Regionalmuseum Xanten – Dombauverein Xanten, Germany | Vereinigte Kreditanstalten, Frankfurt a.M., Germany | Friedrich-Hundt-Gesellschaft, Münster, Germany | Stadtmuseum Schleswig, Germany

Private Collections (Selection)

Works in private collections, among others in Düsseldorf | Cologne | Munich |
Berlin | Amsterdam | Rome | Barcelona | Valencia | New York | 
Los Angeles
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