Jrgen Jrges

Jürgen Jürges

Director of Photography Jürgen Jürges was born 1940 in Hanover. After completing his studies in 1961 at the Fotoschule in Berlin, he worked at Modern Art Film/Berlin as a camera assistant and focus-puller until 1967. Since then, Jürges has worked as cinematographer on over 100 feature films and TV projects, including R.W. Fassbinder’s Ali: Fear Eats the Soul, 1974, and E Briest, 1974, Wim Wenders’ Faraway, So Close, 1993, Michael Haneke’s Funny Games, 1997, and many more. He is a four-time winner of Deutscher Kamerapreis; a three-time winner of the golden Bundesfilmpreis; a three-time winner of the golden Bayerische Filmpreis; and numerous other accolades at film festivals worldwide. Jürges has been involved in the DAU project since 2008, when he created an unprecedented system to light the entire set of DAU using natural lighting and mirrors, which allowed for his mobile camera and crew to capture private interactions and intimate scenes with minimum intervention into the lives of those living in the Institue. He has advised extensively on post-production and the staging of the DAU launch events, also becoming responsible for lighting the DAU Rooms at Téâtre du Châtelet in 2019.

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