Simon Brugner
Vienna, Austria

I have a degree in „Computer Science and Media“ (Master thesis „On reality in the age of digital photography"). While in university I spent 2 years in a photography school and started working on photography projects. In 2014 I decided to take photography seriously and took part in the 1-year-long „Anzenberger Masterclass“ in Vienna. My current long-term project „The Arsenic Eaters“ (2014–ongoing) traces the widespread popular belief that the consumption of arsenic, generally known to be a deadly poison, is beneficial to one’s health. The book will be released by TEC books (Netherlands) in 2017. In May I received the „START-Stipendium“ (a grant for young artists) of the state of Austria. In August 2016 I will take part in ISSP summer school.


Submitted portfolios

Cats and Populism. 2016