03.10.2012 in19:44 in Miscellaneous -->
Luka Zanier was born in Zurich in 1966. After training as a photographer, he worked as assistant photographer for several photographers in Switzerland and abroad. In 1993 he epened a Studio in Zurich working as a freelance photographer of landscapes, still lifes and people as well as reportage and artistic works. Since 2000, Zanier’s photographs are in several solo and group exhibitions in Europe. Among other things he took part in the collective “Descubrimientos PHE 09? in Madrid, at the Festival of Photography in Arles “VoiesOff” as well as the Festival “Mois Europeen de la photographie” in Luxembourg. Solo Shows in: Naples, Galleria “PrimoPiano”, “Le magasin des Jouets” in Arles and “Kunstnetzwerk” in Austria. He also present his exhibitions in Lithuania, in New York, Riga and Hamburg.
Zanier has received awards in France, Switzerland and Lithuania, and an “Honorable Mention” by the Review Santa Fe in New Mexico (USA). In 2011 he also received the “Silver Award” Prix de la Photographie in Paris in the category “Fine Arts”. His works have been published in newspapers and magazines: recently in “Le Monde”, “Newsweek” as well as “Wired” (Germany and England). His second book titled “Power Book” due out in 2012 with the publishing house Benteli Verlag, Switzerland.
In his creative work Zanier was especially interested in the urban space and its image opens up unusual facts apparently unknown. In the series “Metropolitan,” Zanier dealing with nighttime poetic, Zurich and other cities. “Corridors of Power” exhibition centers of political power around the world such as the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
In the project “59’300’000’000’000’000’000 Joule”, the photographer takes a look behind the facades of the energy world and reveals the interior of atomic power stations, oil, coal power plants and dams. At the time fixed Zanier photographs to the largest Swiss private nuclear shelters and reveals to a wider audience these hidden spaces.