• Birgit Krippner

In 2016 Birgit Krippner travelled on the ‘Spirit of Auckland’ from Wellington to the Panama Canal en-route to Columbia and finally Philadelphia where she disembarked.

“Sun and moon risings are powerful experiences. First, ocean and sky are one. You could not tell them apart. Slowly a fine line appeared in the distance – the horizon.

I first had this dream when I was a teenager, living in Austria, watching ships sail up and down the Danube. Shortly after moving to Seatoun in Wellington, while walking at the beach, I watched a cargo ship sailing past. This brought back my dream, into the present.”

Born in Austria, award-winning photographer 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.

She has exhibited internationally, including New York, San Francisco, UK, Paris, Berlin, Copenhagen, Auckland, Napier, Havelock North, and Wellington.

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.

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