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Barbara Luisi
German photographer and musician

Barbara Luisi

Barbara Luisi
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Intro German photographer and musician
Is Photographer
From Germany
Field Arts
Gender female
Birth 1 January 1964
Age 58 years
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Barbara Luisi is a photographer and a musician. She lives and works in New York City; Zurich, Switzerland and Apulia, Italy with her husband Fabio and two sons. She has said "my work is concerned exclusively with the perception of three elements: darkness, sound and loneliness. As a trained classical violinist, I have to first hear my images and it is always this noise or music that triggers my themes."

Life and career

Barbara Luisi was born and raised in Munich, Germany. At the age of nine, she began studying the violin. After graduating from the Munich Arts and Music High School she studied violin at the Hochschule fur Musik and Theater in Munich and obtained the Concert Diploma. She a violinist in the Munich Philharmonic, the Orchestra of Toulouse and the Bavarian State Opera as well as being the first violinist in the "Pocci String Quartet.”

At age seventeen, she began exploring photography, experimenting with a Leica M6 and developing her work in her own darkroom. During the past decade she has devoted her time to her photography and numerous projects and books.

Throughout the bodies of her work she explores her fascination with myriad manifestations of light, especially nocturnal light in the streets of New York, Florence, Oslo, Tokyo, Vienna and Paris or deep in ancient caves or reflected in seacapes.

In the review of the 2013 exhibition “Water and Dreams” it was remarked "Barbara Luisi oscillates somewhere in between water and fire. The effects of solarization, interplays with the composition carving contours, scenes that are nearly abstract and instants, carefully refined and manually worked on."

Her work is included in public and private collections throughout the world.


  • Nude Nature. Böhlau, 2007.
  • Glühende Nacht: Artificial Lights. Böhlau, 2008.
  • Pearls, Tears of the Sea Böhlau, 2011.
  • Dreamland Contrasto, 2014.


  • Ausstellung Pearls, Tears of the Sea, Hamburg.
  • Nude Nature, Vienna
  • 2014: Dreamland, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris; Glorietta Gallery, Beirut, 2015 for PhotoMed.
  • 2014: "Ouvres récentes," Maison de la Photographie, Paris.
  • 2015: "Luci su Firenze, di notte",

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