Simon Lehner


Simon Lehner (1996) is currently living in and working from Vienna, Austria. With his series „How far is a lightyear?“ he recently won the Paris-Photo Carte Blanche Award 2018 + the Paris-Photo Maison Ruinart Prize and exhibited the series in Paris at the Gare du Nord and Grand Palais during Paris-Photo. His ongoing book project „Men don’t play“, which includes a text by Brad Feuerhelm of American Suburbx was shortlisted for the Unseen Dummy Award in 2017. Previously his work was featured in The British Journal of Photography, die Zeit, Vice Magazines and various others and exhibited in the UK, the Netherlands, France, Russia and Austria. Simon Lehner‘s work comes from personal experiences and has a documentary core as it explores, contemporary issues, social structures, psychology and its relation to current human and social developments through direct and embedded observation.

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