Gottfried Jaeger


Gottfried Jäger

Born 1937-05-13 in Burg, Germany.
Pseudonymous: Gottfried Jäger

Gottfried Jäger is a german photographer and profossor of photography. Through his works Jäger has crucial contributed that photography has become equal-ranked to painting and sculpting.

Already in 1968 Jäger was entitled to characterise photography as art form, – consequential “Generative Fotografie” accrued.


Apprenticeship in photography in Bielefeld.
studied at the Staatlich Höhere Fachschule für Photographie in Köln.
completes the final exam and graduates Dipl.-Ing.

1960 lecturer for phototechnology at the Werkkunstschule in Bielefeld.

1973-2002 professor of photography, in particular artistically fundamentals of photography and photographik /generative imaging systems at the Fachhochschule Bielefeld.

since 1979 co-founder of Foto-/Film-Design course, which became 1999 Fotografie und Medien.

since 1979 conception of Bielefelder Symposien about Fotografie und Medien – Beiträge zur ästhetischen Theorie und Praxis der technischen Bildmedien und ihrer Geschichte.

1984 founder of the Forschungs- und Entwicklungsschwerpunktes (FESP) “Fotografie”. since 1993 state-approved FESP “Fotografie und Medien” at the Fachhochschule Bielefeld.

1992 recieved the George-Eastman-Medaille.

1996 recieved the David-Octavius-Hill-Medaille.

1993-1997 prorektor for research and development assignment at the Fachhochschule Bielefeld.

1999-2002 visiting professor at RMIT-University – Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

2002 artistic and journalistic projects.



Gottfried Jäger