Jörg Sasse

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Jörg Sasse (born 1962) is a German photographer.[1][2] His work uses found images that are scanned, pixelated and manipulated.[3]

In 2003 Sasse won the Cologne Fine Art Award[4] and in 2005 was shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize.[3] His work is held in the collections of the Belvedere, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Städel.

Life and work[edit]

Sasse attended the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf from 1982 to 1988, where he studied under Bernd Becher.[5][6] Since 1994 his work has involved digitally manipulating found images—primarily land- and cityscapes. "He developed a process of scanning images into his computer, changing them, and then making film negatives of these manipulated images, from which the final prints are made."[5]


Books of work by Sasse[edit]

  • Vierzig Fotografien 1984 – 1991. Munich: Schirmer/Mosel, 1992. ISBN 9783888144653. With texts by Gerda Breuer and Thomas Lange.
  • Arbeiten am Bild. Kunsthalle Bremen; Munich: Schirmer/Mosel, 2001. ISBN 9783829600316. With texts by Sasse, Andreas Kreul and Detlef Bernhard Linke.
  • Tableaux & Esquisses. Museum of Grenoble; Munich: Schirmer/Mosel, 2004. ISBN 9783829601726. With a text by Guy Tosatto.
  • Tableaus & Skizzen 2004/2005, Kunstmuseum Bonn; Kunstverein Hannover; Munich: Schirmer/Mosel, 2005. ISBN 9783829602167. With texts by Stefan Gronert, Stephan Berg and Martin Engler.
  • Skizzen – Der Grenoble Block. Munich: Schirmer/Mosel, 2006. ISBN 9783829602686. With texts by Sasse and Tosatto, in English, French, and German.
  • d8207. Cologne: Walther König, 2007. ISBN 9783865602572.

Publications with contributions by Sasse[edit]



Sasse's work is held in the following public collections:

Films about Sasse[edit]

  • Skizzen und Tableaux (Buchhandlung König, 2017) – by Ralph Goertz; 34 minutes


  1. ^ "Jörg Sasse . Serendipity". C/O Berlin. 15 October 2015. Retrieved 2020-12-28.
  2. ^ Leske, Marion (6 August 2001). "Der diskrete Charme der Banalität: Fotograf Jörg Sasse". Die Welt. Retrieved 2020-12-28.
  3. ^ a b "Deutsche Borse photography prize exhibition, Photographers' Gallery, London". The Guardian. 6 April 2005. Retrieved 2020-12-27.
  4. ^ a b "Cologne Fine Art-Preis | Bundesverband Deutscher Galerien und Kunsthaendler e.V." www.bvdg.de. Retrieved 2020-12-28.
  5. ^ a b c "The Guggenheim Museums and Foundation". The Guggenheim Museums and Foundation. Retrieved 2020-12-27.
  6. ^ "Arts: The New Unromantics". The Independent. 20 October 2011. Retrieved 2020-12-28.
  7. ^ "The Düsseldorf School of Photography, Stefan Gronert (ed.)". Collector Daily. 3 February 2010. Retrieved 2020-12-27.
  8. ^ Colberg, Jörg. "Review: The Düsseldorf School of Photography by Stefan Gronert". Conscientious. Retrieved 2020-12-27.
  9. ^ "Deutsche Borse photography prize exhibition, Photographers' Gallery, London". The Guardian. 6 April 2005. Retrieved 2020-12-27.
  10. ^ "Jörg Sasse". www.deutscheboersephotographyfoundation.org. Retrieved 2020-12-27.
  11. ^ "Jörg Sasse". sammlung.belvedere.at. Retrieved 2020-12-27.
  12. ^ "Jörg Sasse - Artist - Collection - Explore - Fotomuseum Winterthur". www.fotomuseum.ch. Retrieved 2020-12-27.
  13. ^ "Jörg Sasse". Städel. Retrieved 2020-12-27.

Further reading[edit]

  • Serendipity. Vom Glück des Findes: Niklas Luhmann, Ulrich Rückriem, Jörg Sasse. Snoeck Verlagsges, 2015. By Michael Diers. ISBN 9783864421495. German-language.

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