Born 1968 in Gmunden, Austria.
He went to Vienna with the intention of studying ethnology. He then attended a College for photography in Vienna and decided to dedicate himself solely to photography. Studies of Image Sciences at the Danube University of Krems.
As a documentary photographer he deals with important topics of the present day. His view always centers on human beings and their environment. The main focus of his documentary work is to challenge our value systems. As a traveller he visits the periphery of our habitats, always searching for the fragile beauty of human existence with its desires and abysses. His recent conceptual works questions the nature of photography and the way, how we look at the world surrounding us.
Reiner Riedler’s work has been shown in numerous countries at photo festivals, galleries and museums. He has been working for periodicals and magazines.
In 2017 he founded the Independent Photobook Label and photography - plattform Reflektor.