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Jörg Gläscher is a german photographer, working in the field of documentary photography and photojournalism. His is working on long term photographic project on social and political issues.

By that, he covered topics as the aftermath in Bosnia Herzegovina (Antifragil), the change of the german military forces (death comes later, maybe), the lutheran faith in europe (Lutherland) and the essential of violent division in democratic governments worldwide (state of state). He was assigned by Stern Magazin Hamburg for long term projects on the Hells Angels, German Bundeswehr, and different aspects of the transformation of east german society.

Jörg Gläscher has been recognized for his complex imagery and its visual transformation of political and sozial storytelling. His work is widely published and exhibited and through his editorial assignments and personal projects he published 5 books.


He was educated at the „Academy of fine Arts“ in Leipzig, Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, and was a lecturer at the „University of applied Science and Arts“ in Hannover and the „University of applied science“ in Berlin.


Jörg Gläscher is married and lives in Leipzig, Germany.



awards and exibitions


"best German book design 2022" by Stiftung Buchkunst

"Lutherland" ökumenisches Forum Hamburg

"Lutherland" rencontres des la photographie Arles"

C19/18 "second wave", Phototrienale Hamburg


"Lutherland" Christuskirche Hamburg

"Der Eid/TheOath" book release, Hartmann books

"Der Eid/TheOath", galleria focale, Nyon Swiss

C19/18 "second wave" Zingst Photofestival


"Lutherland" solo exhibition, Erfurt, Germany

"Lutherland" group exhibition, Munich, Germany
"state of state" group exhibition, Hellerau Award, Dresden, Germany

German photobook award, bronze, diary magazines
"Lutherland" solo exhibition, Tranquebar, Tamil Nadu, India
"Lutheran life" photoworkshop TBML College, Tranquebar, Tamil Nadu, India


„Lutherland“ Bieler Fototage 2018. Biel / Bienne, Schweiz

„Echoland, the wrestling on europe“, B_Europe Festival, Hellerau


„Lutherland“, book publikation, Evangelische Verlagsanstalt

„Lutherland“, Deutsches Hygiene Museum Dresden

„Lutherland“, Evangelische Akademie, Lutherstadt Wittenberg

„Lutherland“, Evangelischer Kirchentag, Leipzig


VG Bild, art grant „Lutherland“

exibition „Echoland, the wrestling on europe“,

Museum für Literatur am Oberrhein Prinz Max Palais

art stipendia Robert Bosch Stiftung „In the name of the people“


exibition „Echoland, the wrestling on europe“ Fotodoks Festival München

Goethe Institut. Zenica (BiH), Trebinje (BiH), Cetinje (Montenegro),

Ljubljana (Slowenien), Zagreb (Kroatien), Belgrad (Serbien)


art Stipandia Robert Bosch Stiftung „Echoland, the wrestling on europe“


fotodoks festival exibition „death comes later, maybe“

german photobook award in silver „death comes later, maybe“


exibition „death comes later, maybe“ fotodoks munich

book relase: „death comes later, maybe“ Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg


VGB Art grant, „death comes later, maybe“


1. prize „ Bilder der Forschung“, exhibition, catalog

1. prize „ Deutscher Preis für Wissenschaftsfotografie“ exhibition in Bremen

2. prize „Aplanat Kunstpreis“, exhibition in Hamburg


2.prize „Bilder der Forschung“ Exhibition, Katalog

2.prize „Deutscher Preis Für Wissenschaftsfotografie“ Exhi

bition in Bremen

Laif, group project „Auf dem Weg zum Kirchentag 2006“, catalog


VG Bild Kunst Grant „Antifragile“ portraits in Bosnia


honorable mention „Hansel Mieth Preis“ für „Helenes Abschied“


honorable mention „Peter Keetmann Preis“ VW Artfoundation.

„Berater“ Exebition Foto Fabrik Hamburg (Kat)

„DSCN 1284“, Leipziger Jahresausstellung (Kat)


honorable mention „Faszination Technik“ VDI

„no subject was specified“ Kampnagel Fabrik Hamburg


2.prize Kunstpreis Fotografie der Stadt Bad Herrenalb


1.prize „Wissenschaft visuell“ Leica/Bild der Wissenschaft