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Curriculum Vitae

In 1951 Richard Fischer was born in Manila, Philippines. He was educated at International School and Da La Salle College. In 1963 he moved to Europe. Finals at Hermann Lietz Schools, Degree of Economics at Spöhrer and Heidelberg Business Schools, Studies at Academy of Fine Arts, Mannheim. Masters at Academy of Photography, Munich. Participation in international cinematography productions, i.e. Gruppenbild mit Dame by Heinrich Böll,  Berlin. Director's guidance at photo studios in Essen, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Vienna. Works and lives in Germany and France, runs his own studio for Visual Arts & Photography since 1978.

Art Work for Sunday Times Magazine (UK), Stern Magazin (Germany), L’ illustré/ (Switzerland), Geo (Italy), Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (Germany), Edition Braus, Edition Panorama, teNeues Publishing Houses (Germany), Thames & Hudson Publishing House (UK), Süddeutsche (Germany), Daily Mail (UK), DIOR (France), FAZ Magazin (Germany), Bare Essentials Journal (Australia), TERRA MATER (Austria), Ideal Hors Paris (France), ELLE (Niederlande), DIE ZEIT (Germany), GRAZIA (Italia), Schöner Wohnen (Germany), QUO/ (Spain), ATRIUM (Switzerland), Marie Claire (Italy) and PDN Photo (USA).

The big pic

ART is MAN added to NATURE.

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2020 Flower Art Museum Amsterdam, Netherlands
2020 Appeltern Art Fair, Appeltern, Netherlands
2020 Gallery Sous Terre, Lithoijen, Netherlands
2021 Gallery Sous Terre, Lithoijen, Netherlands
2021 BURN-IN Gallery, Vienna, Austria
2021 Hong Art Museum, Chongqing, China
2021 Appeltern Art Fair, Appeltern, Netherlands
2021 Gallery Sous Terre, Lithoijen, Netherlands
2021 ART Innsbruck, Austria
2022 BURN-IN Gallery, Vienna, Austria
2022 Pashmin Art Gallery, Kaifeng Art Space, China
2022 Gallery Sous Terre, Lithoijen, Netherlands
2022 Appeltern Art Fair, Appeltern, Netherlands
2010 United Nations, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
2011 Red House Originals, Harrogate, Great Britain
2012 Galerie Winterberg, München, Germany
2013 Open Air im Überseequartier, Hamburg, Germany
2014 Kunstverein Mannheim, BRAUS Collections, Germany
2015 Kunstmesse ART, Galerie Hoffmann, Germany
2015 Galerie Jean Michel, Berlin, Germany
2015 Deutsche Stiftungstage, Karlsruhe, Germany
2015 Palais Hirsch, Schwetzinger Festspiele, Germany
2016 Kunstmesse ART, Galerie Hoffmann, Germany
2018 Museum Kurpfalz, BRAUS Collections, Germany
2018 Umweltbundesamt, Dessau, Germany
2018 Moulin, Nègrepelisse, France
2019 Fotografar, São Paulo, Brazil
2019 Flower Art Museum Amsterdam, Netherlands
2001 Deutsches Architektur Museum, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
2001 Art Directors Club, New York, USA
2001 Art Directors Club, Berlin, Germany
2002 Airport Council International, Tokyo, Japan
2003 Art Directors Club, Berlin, Germany
2004 Print Media Lounge, Heidelberg, Germany
2005 Kunsthalle, Mannheim, Germany
2005 Print Media Lounge, Heidelberg, Germany
2006 Galerie Edition Braus, Heidelberg, Germany
2006 Photokina World Fair, Köln, Germany
2007 Galerie Winterberg, München, Germany
2007 Open House, Bishops Residence Rbg., Germany
2007 Casino Wiesbaden, Germany
2007 Museum of Art, Ningbo, China
2007 German-Chinese Society, Karlsruhe, Germany
2008 City Library, Ahlen, Germany
2009 Museum of Art, Ningbo, China
2009 Sixteen Art Space, Hangzhou, China
2009 Gallery p 13, Heidelberg, Germany
1990 Goethe Institute, Brussels, Belgium
1990 Photography Forum, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
1991 Gallery K 61, Amsterdam, Netherlands
1991 Photokina World Fair, Köln, Germany
1994 L-Bank, Stuttgart, Germany
1997 Haus der Wirtschaft, Stuttgart, Germany
1998 Haus der Wirtschaft, Stuttgart, Germany
1999 Museum für Kunst & Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
1982 Galerie Compagnie, Hamburg, Germany
1983 National Film Theatre, London, Great Britain
1984 National Film Theatre, London, Great Britain
1988 Heidelberg University Library, Germany
1989 Recontres Intern. Photographie, Arles, France
1989 Sparkasse Oldenburg, Germany
1989 Salon den Photo, Paris, France
Changing lives

 Richard Fischer, the contemporary Karl Blossfeldt.

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It is time to redefine culture. Defining the Anthropocene Age is not just a question of finding the appropriate term for humankind's many adverse effects on nature. Above all, it's about us reflecting on pertinent social needs in an ecological manner. Without a responsible perceptive, life is no longer possible. Anthropocene is not merely an epoch but gives reason to the relevance of art. Art is part of human expression and, therefore, part of our identity.

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Richard Fischer believes in parallelism between Art and Nature.

Having studied art and graduating in his Masters of Photography he presents an extraordinary view, treating each and every blossom as a Queen on her very own majestic stage.

Fischer explains: It is a matter of perceiving, cropping to detail, using meticulously arranged lighting, printing the results onto specially selected photographic paper to enlighten the viewer as never before. It's right in front of us. Nature has created its own unique form of art. It’s all about the artist´s striking interpretation attracting the spectators view to nature’s wonders.

Richard Fischer convincingly demonstrates how enriching flora on Planet Earth actually is by merely picking blossoms, isolating them from their mother plants and roots, photographing them in front of a neutral backdrop so that we may precisely observe, better understand, pay our respect and hopefully help preserve our sensitive and endangered environment.

Christoph von der Heide, Journalist

the perfect symbiosis

 Truly, art is embedded in nature; 

 he who can extract it, has it.

 Albrecht Dürer

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Photographer Richard Fischer won the Kodak Panther Prize, the prestigious International Kodak Photo Calendar Award for best concept and photography out of more than 1.000 entries worldwide. His flower photography has also been granted at the Merit, Red Dot Design, the if Design and German Japan Exchange exhibition Awards. Shortly he has taken the International Gregor Silver Award and the  International Award of Excellence.

1983 Merit Award, Art Directors Club, Germany
1995 Epica Award, Paris/Düsseldorf, Germany
1996 Kodak International Panther Awards, Rochester, USA
1996 Epica Award, Paris/Stuttgart, Germany
1997 Merit Award, International Calendar Show, Germany
2001 Merit Award, Art Directors Club, New York, USA
2001 Merit Award, International Calendar Show, Germany
2005 Merit Award, International Calendar Show, Germany
2005 Red Dot Award
2005 IF Design Award
2005 German Designers Club Award
2006 International Kodak Photo Award
2007 Merit Award, International Calendar Show, Germany
2007 Merit Award, German – Japan Exchange Exhibition
2016 Gregor International Silver Award, Germany
2017 Award of Excellence, Gregor International Awards, Germany



Richard Fischer was nominated for the Prix Pictet Third Cycle launched at Les Rencontres d’ Arles, 2010.

Francis Hodgson, photography advisor and critic of the London based Financial Times, also former head of Photographs at Sotheby's, London nominated Richard with his floral art work. A specialist in photography of many years standing, Francis Hodgson is unusual in having worked at a senior level both in the cultural and in the commercial aspects of photography.

Launched in 2008 by the Geneva-based private bank Picket & Cie, the Prix Pictet has rapidly established itself as the world’s leading prize in photography and sustainability. It has a unique vital mandate to use the power of photography to communicate vital messages to a global audience. The goal is to uncover art of the highest order, applied to confront the pressing social and environmental challenges of the new millennium.

The prize currently plays to a global audience of over 400 million. The exhibitions of photographs shortlisted for the cycles of the Prix Pictet have toured the world, so far they have been shown in Paris, Thessaloniki, Dubai, Hong Kong, Eindhoven, Dresden, Bonn, London, Berlin, Lausanne, Geneva, Dublin and Moscow. Further exhibitions are planned.

Together these photographs by the artists shortlisted for the Prix Pictet highlight the beauty of the earth we share. But they also expose the damage, deliberately or carelessly, we are inflicting on our own environment. So these images are a celebration and a reminder of the urged need to change our ways.

Kofi Annan, the Prix Pictet’s Honorary President

A world that values and conserves nature

IUCN Vision

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Influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable.

IUCN, Mission statement 

The International Union for Conservation of Nature, IUCN, is the world's oldest and largest global organisation, and was founded in 1948. It participates in government activities, businesses and other stakeholders by providing information and advice, and through building partner-ships. The organization is best known to the wider public for compiling and publishing the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, which assesses the conservation status of species worldwide.

Richard was nominated as Commission on Education and Communication (CEC) member in 2011. The CEC drives change for the co-creation of sustainable solutions through leading communication, learning and knowledge management in IUCN and the wider conservation community.