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Uwe Ommer

France Born in: 1943
Born in Bergisch-Gladbach, Germany, Uwe Ommer became fascinated with photography at a young age. Initially sparked by his interest in photographing birds, he received his first camera at age 14 and began experimenting with his limited equipment. By the time Ommer was 18, he had given up on birds, but was improving his skills as a photographer. He began working as an apprentice in a camera shop and soon picked up side projects for local papers, shooting everything from car accidents to weddings, when staff photographers were unavailable.

In 1962, Ommer was awarded the first Deutscher Jugend Photo Preis (German Youth Photo Prize) at Photokina 1962 for his photograph of children playing soccer. The following year, he left for Paris (for only one year to learn French, he insisted) and began working as an assistant to advertising photographer Jean Pierre Ronzel. While Ommer did perfect his French, he never did leave Paris.

In 1966 he opened his own photography studio, primarily shooting fashion and advertising photos for small women’s magazines. Quickly gaining respect for his work in Paris, Ommer began showing in local galleries and eventually published his first book.

In 1995, Ommer drastically changed gears and decided to embark on a project unlike anything he had ever done before – a project unlike anything anyone had ever done before. As a personal challenge, he set out the following year to document all types of families on every continent at the turn of the millennium. With a Landrover, Rolleiflex camera, portable studio, one assistant, many maps, many guidebooks Ommer visited 130 countries in the following four years, interviewing and photographing over 1000 families. Taschen published the catalog titled “1000 Families” in 2000 when the photographs were first exhibited to the public in Cologne, Germany in September at Photokina 2000. Since then, the exhibition has toured the world and has received praise for the scope and beauty of the photographs, and their simple message of commonality.

In 2002, Uwe Ommer was awarded an Honorary Fellowship to the Royal Photographic Society for the impact of his lifetime of work.
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Uwe Ommer, Foot de rue, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Foot de rue, 1962
40 x 48 x 0.1 cm
Photography

€ 1,200

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Uwe Ommer, Secret Album VII, Paris, 2015, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Secret Album VII, Paris, 2015, 2015
37 x 30 x 0.1 cm
Photography

€ 1,746

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Uwe Ommer, Les Acrobates, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Les Acrobates, 1995
69.9 x 90.2 x 0.3 cm
Photography

€ 3,055

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Uwe Ommer, Secret Album I, Paris, 2015, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Secret Album I, Paris, 2015, 2015
37 x 30 x 0.1 cm
Photography

€ 1,746

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Uwe Ommer, Secret Album V, Paris, 2015, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Secret Album V, Paris, 2015, 2015
37 x 30 x 0.1 cm
Photography

€ 1,746

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Uwe Ommer, Secret Album VI, Paris, 2015, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Secret Album VI, Paris, 2015, 2015
37 x 30 x 0.1 cm
Photography

€ 1,746

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Uwe Ommer, Leda and The Swan, Paris 2003, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Leda and The Swan, Paris 2003, 2003
120 x 80 x 0.1 cm
Photography

€ 2,444

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Uwe Ommer, The News, Paris 1991, Photography

Uwe Ommer

The News, Paris 1991, 1991
44 x 32 x 0.1 cm
Photography

€ 1,659

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Uwe Ommer, Hamami, Istanbul from the Mani. Cartes Postales series, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Hamami, Istanbul from the Mani. Cartes Postales series, 1993
69.9 x 90.2 x 0.3 cm
Photography

€ 3,055

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Uwe Ommer, Rue Mouffetard, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Rue Mouffetard, 1968
60 x 40 x 0.3 cm
Photography

€ 1,309

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Uwe Ommer, Women and Tree I, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Women and Tree I, 2020
60 x 40 x 0.1 cm
Photography

€ 1,746

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Uwe Ommer, Women and Tree II, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Women and Tree II, 2020
60 x 40 x 0.1 cm
Photography

€ 1,746

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Uwe Ommer, Women and Tree III, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Women and Tree III, 2020
60 x 40 x 0.1 cm
Photography

€ 1,746

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Uwe Ommer, Women and Tree IV, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Women and Tree IV, 2020
60 x 40 x 0.1 cm
Photography

€ 1,746

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Uwe Ommer, Women and Tree V, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Women and Tree V, 2020
60 x 40 x 0.1 cm
Photography

€ 1,746

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Uwe Ommer, Women and Tree VI, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Women and Tree VI, 2020
60 x 40 x 0.1 cm
Photography

€ 1,746

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Uwe Ommer, Women and Tree VII, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Women and Tree VII, 2020
60 x 40 x 0.1 cm
Photography

€ 1,746

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Uwe Ommer, Women and Tree VIII, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Women and Tree VIII, 2020
60 x 40 x 0.1 cm
Photography

€ 1,746

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Uwe Ommer, Rue Mouffetard - Triptych, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Rue Mouffetard - Triptych, 1968
45 x 100 x 0.3 cm
Photography

€ 1,440

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Uwe Ommer, Rue Mouffetard - Triptych, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Rue Mouffetard - Triptych, 1968
45 x 100 x 0.3 cm
Photography

€ 1,440

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Uwe Ommer, Rue Mouffetard - Triptych, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Rue Mouffetard - Triptych, 1968
45 x 100 x 0.3 cm
Photography

€ 1,440

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Uwe Ommer, Rue Mouffetard, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Rue Mouffetard, 1968
60 x 40 x 0.3 cm
Photography

€ 1,309

In time for Christmas
Uwe Ommer, Rue Mouffetard, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Rue Mouffetard, 1968
60 x 40 x 0.3 cm
Photography

€ 1,309

In time for Christmas
Uwe Ommer, Rue Mouffetard, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Rue Mouffetard, 1968
60 x 40 x 0.3 cm
Photography

€ 1,309

In time for Christmas
Uwe Ommer, Rue Mouffetard, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Rue Mouffetard, 1968
60 x 40 x 0.3 cm
Photography

€ 1,309

In time for Christmas
Uwe Ommer, Rue Mouffetard, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Rue Mouffetard, 1968
60 x 40 x 0.3 cm
Photography

€ 1,309

In time for Christmas
Uwe Ommer, Secret Album II, Paris, 2015, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Secret Album II, Paris, 2015, 2015
37 x 30 x 0.1 cm
Photography

€ 1,746

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Uwe Ommer, Secret Album III, Paris, 2015, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Secret Album III, Paris, 2015, 2015
37 x 30 x 0.1 cm
Photography

€ 1,746

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Uwe Ommer, Secret Album IV, Paris, 2015, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Secret Album IV, Paris, 2015, 2015
37 x 30 x 0.1 cm
Photography

€ 1,746

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Uwe Ommer, Secret Album VIII, Paris, 2015, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Secret Album VIII, Paris, 2015, 2015
37 x 30 x 0.1 cm
Photography

€ 1,746

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Uwe Ommer, Fashion on the Street, Paris 1963, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Fashion on the Street, Paris 1963, 1963
50.8 x 40.6 x 0.3 cm
Photography

€ 1,571

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Uwe Ommer, Climbing I, Paris 1991, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Climbing I, Paris 1991, 1991
37 x 30 x 0.1 cm
Photography

€ 1,659

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Uwe Ommer, Climbing II, Paris 1991, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Climbing II, Paris 1991, 1991
37 x 30 x 0.1 cm
Photography

€ 1,659

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Uwe Ommer, Breakfast, Paris 1991, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Breakfast, Paris 1991, 1991
44 x 32 x 0.1 cm
Photography

€ 1,659

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Uwe Ommer, Femmes Objets, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Femmes Objets, 1991
69.9 x 90.2 x 0.3 cm
Photography

€ 2,619

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Uwe Ommer, Femmes Objets, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Femmes Objets, 1991
90.2 x 69.9 x 0.3 cm
Photography

€ 2,619

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Uwe Ommer, Femmes Objets, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Femmes Objets, 1991
90.2 x 69.9 x 0.3 cm
Photography

€ 2,619

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Uwe Ommer, Femmes Objets, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Femmes Objets, 1991
90.2 x 69.9 x 0.3 cm
Photography

€ 2,619

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Uwe Ommer, Les Acrobates, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Les Acrobates, 1995
90.2 x 69.9 x 0.3 cm
Photography

€ 3,055

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Uwe Ommer, Les Acrobates, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Les Acrobates, 1995
90.2 x 69.9 x 0.3 cm
Photography

€ 3,055

In time for Christmas
Uwe Ommer, Les Acrobates, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Les Acrobates, 1995
90.2 x 69.9 x 0.3 cm
Photography

€ 3,055

In time for Christmas
Uwe Ommer, Les Acrobates, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Les Acrobates, 1995
90.2 x 69.9 x 0.3 cm
Photography

€ 3,055

In time for Christmas
Uwe Ommer, Les Acrobates, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Les Acrobates, 1995
90.2 x 69.9 x 0.3 cm
Photography

€ 3,055

In time for Christmas
Uwe Ommer, Les Acrobates, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Les Acrobates, 1995
90.2 x 69.9 x 69.9 cm
Photography

€ 3,055

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Uwe Ommer, Marise Nature, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Marise Nature, 2019
90.2 x 69.9 x 0.3 cm
Photography

€ 3,055

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Uwe Ommer, Les Voiles, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Les Voiles, 1996
90.2 x 69.9 x 0.3 cm
Photography

€ 3,055

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Uwe Ommer, Marise Nature, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Marise Nature, 2019
69.9 x 90.2 x 0.3 cm
Photography

€ 3,055

In time for Christmas
Uwe Ommer, Marise Nature, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Marise Nature, 2019
69.9 x 90.2 x 0.3 cm
Photography

€ 3,055

In time for Christmas
Uwe Ommer, Marise Nature, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Marise Nature, 2019
69.9 x 90.2 x 0.3 cm
Photography

€ 3,055

In time for Christmas
Uwe Ommer, Marise Nature, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Marise Nature, 2019
90.2 x 69.9 x 0.3 cm
Photography

€ 3,055

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Uwe Ommer, Total, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Total, 1965
40.6 x 50.8 x 0.3 cm
Photography

€ 1,309

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Uwe Ommer, Marise Nature, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Marise Nature, 2019
90.2 x 69.9 x 0.3 cm
Photography

€ 3,055

In time for Christmas
Uwe Ommer, Marise Nature, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Marise Nature, 2019
90.2 x 69.9 x 0.3 cm
Photography

€ 3,055

In time for Christmas
Uwe Ommer, Rue Mouffetard, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Rue Mouffetard, 1964
50.8 x 40.6 x 0.3 cm
Photography

€ 1,571

In time for Christmas
Uwe Ommer, Rue Mouffetard, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Rue Mouffetard, 1968
50.8 x 40.6 x 0.3 cm
Photography

€ 1,571

In time for Christmas
Uwe Ommer, Rue Mouffetard, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Rue Mouffetard, 1964
50.8 x 40.6 x 0.3 cm
Photography

€ 1,571

In time for Christmas
Uwe Ommer, Total, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Total, 1965
40.6 x 50.8 x 0.3 cm
Photography

€ 1,309

In time for Christmas
Uwe Ommer, Marise Nature, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Marise Nature, 2019
90.2 x 69.9 x 0.3 cm
Photography

€ 3,055

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Uwe Ommer, Planet Plastic, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Planet Plastic, 2018
69.9 x 90.2 x 0.3 cm
Photography

€ 3,492

In time for Christmas
Uwe Ommer, Marise Nature, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Marise Nature, 2019
90.2 x 69.9 x 0.3 cm
Photography

€ 3,055

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