Berthold Steinhilber - Pictures, Art, Photography

Berthold Steinhilber

  Weststrand, Darss by Berthold Steinhilber
Weststrand, Darss
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  Müritz by Berthold Steinhilber
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  Pfahlbauten by Berthold Steinhilber
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  Wehlnadel, Elbsandsteingebirge by Berthold Steinhilber
Wehlnadel, Elbsandsteingebirge
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  Albula Pass, Schweiz by Berthold Steinhilber
Albula Pass, Schweiz
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  Bastei, Elbsandsteingebirge by Berthold Steinhilber
Bastei, Elbsandsteingebirge
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  Seealpsee by Berthold Steinhilber
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  Dutchscape I by Berthold Steinhilber
Dutchscape I
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  Hohenschwangau by Berthold Steinhilber
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  Nationalpark Jasmund, Rügen by Berthold Steinhilber
Nationalpark Jasmund, Rügen
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  Swyre Head, Jurassic Coast by Berthold Steinhilber
Swyre Head, Jurassic Coast
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  Porte d'Aval, Alabasterküste (Côte d’Albâtre), Étretat by Berthold Steinhilber
Porte d'Aval, Alabasterküste (Côte d’Albâtre), Étretat
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  Kreideküste, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Sicht, Rügen by Berthold Steinhilber
Kreideküste, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Sicht, Rügen
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Background Information about Berthold Steinhilber



At dawn and dusk, enchanting forests, deep ravines, and imposing rockscapes are bathed in an atmospheric glow. The sun continually reshapes the outstretched valleys, meadows, and fields below. Photographer Berthold Steinhilber devotes himself to these breathtaking scenes and inspirational locations, revealing previously unknown sides of Germany and the Netherlands in his series, “Landscapes”.

Steinhilber’s compositions bring lofty heights and endless expanses together. While we are seduced by the rich greens of the slopes around the Seealpsee lake, the water of the Lech gorge glimmers an alluring azure blue.. It is not difficult to identify colour as Steinhilber’s enduring passion. He seeks to capture scenes just as nature intended, using his ALPA camera to present images that are both authentic and imaginative. To ensure these impressive results, he travels to his locations a number of times – at different times of the day and under different weather conditions – until he finds the perfect lighting and, of course, the ideal vantage point. Exciting perspectives make each photograph full of surprises, and the viewer feels almost weightless.

The photographer displays a virtuosic talent for composition. Intricate viaducts forge tracks through the spectacular rocky massifs of Saxon Switzerland. The morning mist glistens on the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, slowly revealing a breathtaking panorama.

Steinhilber combines traditional subjects with a modern, evocative style. The poetic images from “Landscapes” demonstrate a deeply romantic understanding of nature and forests, and they are characterised by an absorbing atmosphere.

After studying photography in Dortmund and Falmouth, Steinhilber established his atelier in Stuttgart in 2002. Countless exhibitions and awards followed shortly thereafter. International recognition came in the wake of his series “Ghost Towns of the American West”.

Hannah Hör


1968born in Tübingen, Germany
1993 - 2001Studied Photography/Design at Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts and at Falmouth College of Arts in Falmouth, UK
Lives and works in Stuttgart, Germany


2009World Press Photo Award
2001BFF Young Talent Award
Young Talent Award – Special Prize for Photography from the German Art Directors Club
1998Reinhold Wolf Award
1996Kodak Young Talent Prize
Reinhold Wolf Award
1995German Photo Prize


Solo Exhibitions

2014Ghost Towns of the American West, DAZ – Deutsch-Amerikanisches-Zentrum, Stuttgart, Germany
2003Berthold Steinhilber – Ghost Towns of the American West, Galerie Wittenbrink, Munich, Germany

Group Exhibitions

2014Jenseits der Ansichtskarte – Die Alpen in der Fotografie, Vorarlberg Museum, Bregenz, Austria
2013Jenseits der Ansichtskarte – Die Alpen in der Fotografie, Galerie Stihl, Waiblingen, Germany
2012Passio und Compassio – Vom Leben und Sterben der Heiligen, Galerie der Stadt, Backnang, Germany
2011Blues für den blauen Planeten – Gemeinschaftsausstellung des BFF, Haus der Wirtschaft, Stuttgart, Germany
2010Fotosommer Stuttgart – Fokus 0711, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart Germany
2008Bilderberg – Fotografie ist Kommunikation, Galerie im Medienhaven, Bremen, Germany
2005Fokus 0711, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany
Lightworks, Kunstverein Neckar-Odenwald, Mosbach, Germany