Born in New York City, Alec Von Bargen is a social anthropologist of sorts. He captures aesthetc instances resonating true with their historical, political and social contexts. Although his research is meticulous he does not prep, pre-produce, light or arrange for his shoots.
Alec Von Bargen recently exhibited at the Venice Biennale, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the OCT Museum in Shanghai, China and Les Rencontres D’Arles Festival, France, amongst others. His work has won numerous, the latest being the IFAP International Fine Art Photographer Award in Paris, the 2018 International Color Photography Awards, the 11th edition of the Pollux Awards, the ND Awards and his most recent series has been shortlisted and will be exhibited as part of the 161st Royal Photographic Society exhibition.
Von Bargen is also 'Visual advisor' to the Venice Fim Festival's Biennale College.