Roger Eberhard

April 6, 2013

A Swiss photographer, Roger Eberhard is best known for his latest series Human Territoriality, where he photographed former borders, around the globe and down through the course of human history.

Born in 1984 in Zurich, Switzerland, Eberhard currently lives and works in Berlin and Zurich. He received his BFA from Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara, USA and his MFA from Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich, Switzerland. He exhibited in a range of venues, including Photoforum Pasquart, Biel, Photoworks Festival, Brighton, Landskrona Foto, Landskrona, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Robert Morat Galerie, Berlin, Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing and National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul.

In Human Territoriality, Eberhard captured the shifting nature of borders, revealing the inherent instability of these man-made demarcations. While some of these borders have shifted over time, by only a few hundred meters or much more, others have vanished with the fall of mighty empires on either side. He is also known for the Standard series, for which he photographed the Hilton Hotels Standard room and the view from it in 32 different countries.

Featured image: Roger Eberhard - 100th Meridian, 2018 (detail). Archival pigment print, mounted on aluminum. 28 7/10 × 36 3/5 × 1 1/5 in. 73 × 93 × 3 cm. Edition of 5. This is part of a limited edition set. Photo courtesy Mai 36 Galerie