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Georg Gerster

Insight through height

1968–1999

Height provides an overview, and an overview facilitates insight, while insight generates consideration – perhaps.

He was born in Winterthur, Switzerland, on April 30th, 1928 and studied classical languages at his local grammar school, before reading German and English at Zurich University, where he also received his doctorate. From 1950 to 1956 he was science editor of the Zurich Weltwoche. Since 1956 he has been a freelance journalist specializing in science reporting and aerial photography. He has undertaken extensive visits to every part of the world, including Antarctica.

By pursuing this line of reasoning, Georg Gerster has turned aerial photography into something more probing, something that, with luck, may prove a contemplative, philosophical instrument encouraging greater reflection.

His way of viewing the world has caught on and found many imitators. Georg Gerster consoles himself with the thought that imitation is still the sincerest form of flattery.

For two decades Georg Gerster’s aerial photographs for Swissair’s posters and calendars had contributed substantially to the airline’s image.

Gerster worked on a regular basis for the Neue Zürcher Zeitung and the Washington-based National Geographic Magazine. Today he works for the Swiss online news platform Journal21. Further his works are known among Photography- and Artlovers and are part of several Art Portfolios.

Insight through height
Old Town / Medina of Fès, Morocco, 1982
Insight through height
Apartment high rises in Kowloon, Hong Kong, 1993
Insight through height
Longleat House and paying guests, Wiltshire, UK, 1977
Insight through height
Marrakech Medina, Morocco, 1982
Insight through height
Windfarms in the Altamont Pass, California, USA, 1984
Insight through height
Football match (Rose Bowl) in Pasadena, California, USA, 1983
Insight through height
Shipbuilding in Yokohama, Japan, 1992
Insight through height
Lima beach, El Silencio, Peru, 1995
Insight through height
Supertanker near launch, Nagasaki, Japan, 1968
Insight through height
Wauneta, Nebraska, USA, 1972
Insight through height
Salt, Guerande, France, 1971
Insight through height
Edinburgh, New Town, Scottland, Scotland, 1999
Location: Earth

Posted: November 2017
Category: Photography

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