Young photographer whose work has gathered critical applause, Simon Lehner explores major themes in photography – trauma and familial identity – with a contemporary tone and forms. With this new series The mind is a voice, the voice is blind (2020) he continues the work around his childhood by using 3D animation and photogrammetry.
Simon Lehner lives and works in Vienna, where he graduated in Photography and Time-Based Media from the University of Applied Arts. With his How Far is a Lightyear series, he won the Carte Blanche de Paris Photo as well as the Maison Ruinart award in 2018. Simon Lehner was nominated as a 2021 Foam Talent and nominated for the Paul Huf award, Leica Oscar Barnack, and the New Talent award from C / O Berlin.