Paul Solberg

Paul Solberg, born in St. Paul, MN, studied Anthropology at the University of Cape Town before moving to NYC in 1996. Solberg began his photographic career with his first published book, Bloom (2005), following Puppies Behind Bars (2006), Tyrants + Lederhosen (2011), Tattoos, Hornets & Fire (2012) (co-authored with Christopher Makos), and monograph, Ten Years In Pictures (2014). First known for his acclaimed flower portraits, in tandem with his equally ethereal human portraits of such icons at artist Ai WeiWei, or in his Service series (2020-present), which resides in such collections as the Elton John Photography Collection and shown at the American Embassy, Kiev, 2017.  Solberg’s photographs have been published in Publisher’s Weekly, Le Figaro, CNN, L’Oeil de la Photographie, Interview Magazine, WWD, WSJ Int’l. His work has been shown internationally at the museum La Casa Encendida (Madrid), Subte Museum, Galerie Sho Contemporary Art (Tokyo), Galerie Hiltawsky (Berlin), Karl Hutter Fine Art (LA), MM Fine Art (NY) and Galerie Catherine Houard (Paris). Solberg lives in New York City.

“Paul’s images evoke bygone eras, while remaining fresh and immediate.” – Sir Elton John.

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