Born in Austria, Birgit Krippner has lived in New Zealand since 2003. Her specialty is capturing candid images using only available light. She often works in low light situations, relying on fast lenses.
She has exhibited internationally, including New York, San Francisco, UK, Paris, Berlin, Copenhagen, Auckland, Napier, Havelock North and Wellington.
In 2015, Birgit was the recipient of the Team Lee Award for photojournalism, at the Missouri photo Workshop in Perryville, with her project 'Unexpect the Expected', Small Town Cop. In 2011, Birgit won an award at Grand Prix Terroirs d'images in Paris, France.
Her works have been published in media like The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy Magazine, Getty Images, Art Forum, NZ Life & Leisure Magazine, Glory Days Magazine, Metro Magazine, BSC News and Air New Zealand’s Kia Ora Magazine. She also has been featured in the TV3 program “Nightline” as well as interviews on Radio New Zealand.
As a freelance photographer, she is in demand from art collectors, and both corporate and private clients. She also provides specialized tuition and photo workshops.
Birgit is a judge for the internationally renowned “I-Shot-It” photo competition: http://www.i-shot-it.com