Marc Räder (1966, Bochum, Germany) is a photographer and artist based in Berlin, Germany.
His work investigates / deals with questions about the nature of the photographic medium while following documentary themes. In the middle of the 90s he developed his photographic style of a ’miniaturizing gaze’ – questioning the reality of the depicted and offering 2nd thoughts.
Räders work has been widely published, among in a monograph about his earliest series “scanscape“ (published by Actar, ES 1999) about the privatization of urban structures in California and “mallorca – island in progress“ (published by Nazraeli Press, US 2007) about the ongoing manifestation of tourism at the spanish island Majorca. In recent years a collaboration with Peter Olpe – swiss Professor of Design and maker of pinholecameras since the ’70s led to a new photographic approach.
Marc studied Photography at the Folkwangschool Essen, Germany and at the CCA, San Francisco, USA. He has exhibited internationally among at the Photographers Gallery, London, UK; Fotohof Salzburg, Austria; Kunsthalle Aarhus, DK; Hellenic Centre for Photography, Athens, Greece; Fotomuseum Winterthur, CH and the Nederlands Foto Instituut, Rotterdam, NL.
His work is part of the Collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; JGS Foundation, New York; Carlsberg Foundation, Kopenhagen (DK); Sammlung Klein, Eberdingen-Nussdorf and the Brandenburgische Kunstsammlung Cottbus… Fellowships and Grants supporting his work include the Fulbright Foundation, Krupp Foundation and the Lucas Artist Residency.