About Harry Fisch
Harry Fisch, polyglot and originally a lawyer and businessman, has been a photographer for more years than he cares to remember. He has photographically documented more than 27 countries through which he has traveled , concentrating since 2002, on Asia, especially Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Nepal and India.
Winner of the 2012 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTO CONTEST, and later disqualified, he has also been a finalist in the 2013 SONY WORLD PHOTO AWARDS and selected in 2010 by Photoespaña—possibly the most prestigious Spanish photographic event—in the section “Discoveries”. His work has been published among other photography magazines in “La lettre de la photographie”, which was nominated best Blog of 2011 by the prestigious magazine LIFE.
His interest in the photography of localities and cultural realities has seen him travel through the Golden Triangle between Laos, Burma and Thailand, and to such unusual events as the camel fair of Pushkar in India, sleeping in tents near poorly known fairs and lost towns in India, visiting the famous temples of Bagan in Myanmar or spending days in the lost salt mines in the desert of the Kutch. He has been to better known destinations like the home of the Kayan tribes in Mae Hon Song in the north of Thailand and lesser known places like the remote Jainist temples of Shutrenhaya in Palitana, or even a Gurudwara Shij temple lost on the last town on the south-east border of India.
Interested in Asian cultures different to those he has known, the more he sees and experiences the more curious he has become. He endeavors to build relationships with the people of a place, sharing as far as possible, their daily existence,listening to the ups and downs of their lives. He plans the expeditions from this perspective, looking for different locations—sometimes a nearby residence, or attending an event, or accepting an invitation that can make that contact more real and personal. He designs everything by researching and incorporating experiences from new destinations and anecdotes originating from friendships that have developed along the way, and that have been consolidated over the years. He studies localities, cultural events and experiences of human interest and photographic value, all documented through expeditions of travelers and documentary makers.
After years of travelling, he has come to the conclusion that technique and vision are indispensable tools, but that empathy, curiosity, pleasure through personal relationships are the determinants which enable photography to transmit so much more than a post card.
Finalist at the SONY WORLD PHOTO AWARDS, low light category among 46.000 submissions from 179 countries.
Winner of the 2012 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTO CONTEST in the "People" category among 22.000 submissions from 150 countries, The picture was later disqualified. (see Harry Fisch Winner..)
- Exhibition “El cuerpo, la carne y el alma”
Galeria Atelier, Venice
Modern Art Museum Munich
Contemporary Art Center, Coln
- Selected in Photoespaña. "Discoveries". Possibly the most important spanish contest. Selection made amongst 1.850 international sibmitions.
Judges : Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich. Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson,
The Hague Museum of Photography, La Haya. Yossi
Milo Gallery, Nueva York, Fundaçao Calouste Gubelkian, Lisboa, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Musée du Jeu de Paume, París,
Harry Fisch, español a pesar del nombre, ha viajado documentando más de 27 países y se ha especializado en los últimos 10 años en Asia, visitando entre otros destinos Vietnam, Myanmar, Camboya, Laos, Tailandia, Nepal , India.
Ganador del NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC WORLD PHOTO 2012 en la categoría "Places", la foto fué posteriormente descalificada por una cuestión técnica. Finalista de los SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS. Fotógrafo desde hace más años de los que quisiera recordar, ha sido seleccionado en el año 2010 por PHOTOESPAÑA probablemente el más prestigioso evento fotográfico español. Su trabajo también ha sido publicado en "La lettre de la photographie" seleccionado como mejor BLOG DEL AÑO 2011 por la revista LIFE.
Ganador del concurso internacional NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTO 2012, en la categoria "Places" * entre más de 120.000 concursantes de 120 países.
Finalista en la Short List del SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS en la categoría "Low Light" entre 46.000 paticipantes de 170 paíse.
- Exposición internacional colectiva “El cuerpo, la carne y el alma”
Galeria Atelier, Venecia
Museo de Arte Moderno de Munich
Centro de Arte Contemporaneo de Colonia
- Selecciónado Photespaña entre 1.850 trabajos internacionales.
Comisariado y visionado por : Pinakothek der
Moderne, Munich. Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson,
The Hague Museum of Photography, La Haya. Yossi
Milo Gallery, Nueva York, Fundaçao Calouste Gubelkian, Lisboa, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Musée
du Jeu de Paume, París,