Born and raised in the region to the north of Vienna known as the Waldviertel, Josef Polleross soon developed into a cosmopolitan photographer, residing successively in New York, Cairo and Bangkok. Now based in Vienna, he is a master of many genres of artistic and journalistic photography. In the 1980s Polleross went to New York, where he began working with the photo agency JB Pictures, launching a career as a photojournalist that both sent him off around world and put his work on the covers of numerous international periodicals. His photos accompanying political and social reportages soon appeared in newspapers such as the New York Times and Washington Post, and in magazines including Life, Newsweek, Time, Geo, Stern and Spiegel. Then, several years ago, Polleross turned his attention almost exclusively to artistic photography and to the classic format of the triptych. His Triptychs have won widespread acclaim in numerous exhibitions in Austria and abroad, and his exquisite photo books have also enjoyed great success.
Maria Holter