Vahrenwald Bio

Michael Vahrenwald

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"A great architectural photograph strives not only to show the way a building is constructed but also how it is used and the effects on its surroundings.”

"A great architectural photograph strives not only to show the way a building is constructed but also how it is used and the effects on its surroundings.”

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York NY, Morphosis Architects © Michael Vahrenwald/Esto

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York NY, Morphosis Architects © Michael Vahrenwald/Esto

Michael Vahrenwald was born in Davenport, Iowa, and now lives in New York City. He studied Fine Art at The Cooper Union and Photography at Yale University. His work has been shown at a variety of venues including the Whitney Museum, The Walker Art Center, The Carnegie Museum of Art, the Yale School of Architecture and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.

Vahrenwald is an Assistant Professor at The Hartford Art School. He previously taught at The Cooper Union, Bard College, Sarah Lawrence College, The International Center of Photography and at SUNY Purchase.  

His work has been seen in Blind Spot, Camera Austria, Flash Art, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and Bloomberg Businessweek. Vahrenwald’s photographs are included in the philosophical book Looking Away, Phenomenality and Dissatisfaction, Kant to Adorno by Rei Terada, published by Harvard University Press.

recent Clients

Neuberger Museum
MOS Architects
Only-If Architects
New Affiliates
Pentagram
The New York Times
Spacecutter
Swatch
Opening Ceremony

Publications

El Croquis
Blind Spot
Bloomberg Businessweek
Camera Austria
Flash Art
The New York Times
The Huffington Post