Juergen Teller was born in Erlangen, Germany in 1964. He studied at the Bayerische Staatslehranstalt fur Photographie in Munich, Germany before moving to London in 1986.
His work in influential international publications such as W Magazine, I-D, and Purple nurtured his own photographic sensibility which is marked by his refusal to separate the commercial fashion pictures and his most autobiographical un-commissioned work. Teller has exhibited at Le Consortium in Dijon, The Tate Modern in London, The Modern Museum of Art in New York, The Photographers Gallery in London, the Kunsthalle Wein, and the Foundation Cartier Our l’art Conteporain in Paris among others. In 2003 Teller was awarded the Citibank Prize and in 2007 was asked to represent the Ukraine as on of five artists in the 52nd Venice Biennale.
Juergen Teller has been working with Marc Jacobs on his advertising campaigns for the past 11 years, the work has been collated into “Marc Jacobs Advertising 1998-2009” published by Steidl. Juergen has also had long collaborations with other designers and fashion houses all over the world including Helmut Lang, Yves Saint Laurent, and Vivienne Westwood.