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van der Moga Photography

Photography, journalism, research, architecture
Mix well = van der Moga Photography

Mireille Moga (b.1977, Romania) is a photographer for whom looking through the lens is both an end and a means of seeing the world and the dualistic and often destructive ways in which we occupy it. Her background in architecture informs her perspective and her focus on how we organize ourselves, be it in cities or the countryside, taking into consideration the social, environmental and interpersonal consequences of our choices.

Raised in New York City Mireille was gifted a camera at the age of 13 and despite a nonlinear academic and professional trajectory, photography always managed to prevail. She studied Studio Art and Marketing at Binghamton University (1995-1999) and during that time worked as a photographer for various news outlets in NY State and in the editorial department at the Associated Press in NYC. Her interest in studying society took her away from photojournalism and into the field of market research where she managed studies in the automotive, transportation and communications industries as well as public opinion polling.

Moved by a desire to create again, she went on to earn her Masters in Architecture from the City College of New York in 2008 and her license to practice architecture in NY in 2013. She worked for various architectural firms in NYC and Berlin before coming back around to her first passion, photography.

Since 2014 Mireille is a Berlin-based architectural photographer who also uses her camera to pursue personal projects that strive to see things as they are - beautiful, imperfect, and of this world.

 


Education

2018-2019
Photographic Project Course with Ebba Dangschat
Photocentrum der Gilberto-Bosques Volkshochschule Friedrichshain Kreuzberg, Berlin

2016
Photographic Project Course with Ebba Dangschat
Volkshochschule Mitte, Berlin

2013
Architectural License
The State of New York, USA

2005-2008
Master of Architecture
City University of New York City College, NYC, USA
History-Theory Prize

1995-2001
Bachelor of Science, Business Management Marketing, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, USA

1995-1999
Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art,
Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, USA

 

 

1977 Born, Oradea, ROM

1981 New York City, USA

2014 Berlin, GER

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022
Plattenland, Tiradentes & Rotterdam Photography Festivals, Tiradentes, BR & Rotterdam, NL

2022
Nuclear Nippon, Rotterdam Photo, Rotterdam, NL

2021
Nuclear Nippon, tunnel19 | Studio, Berlin, DE

2021
Into the Woods, Publieke Werken, Rotterdam, NL

2021
Genius Loci, Plattenland, tunnel19 | Studio, Berlin, DE

2019
In the House of Light and Shadow, Gutshaus Rossin, Rossin, DE

2019
BILD-TEXT-FORM, Casino Berlin, Kunstraum Bethanien, Berlin, DE

2016
End of Year Exhibition, Volkshochschule Mitte, Berlin, DE

2010
New New York: The City We Imagined, the City We Made, NYC, USA

 

 

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