Andrés Wertheim was born in Buenos Aires in 1962 and began studying photography with Horacio Coppola in 1984.
He has lived in Germany for over twenty years and his documentaries and conceptual projects have led him to travel all over the world. In 1988 he studied video production at The International Film & TV Workshops, Maine, USA.
In 2012 he attended Juan Travnik’s workshop for aesthetics and expression.
He participated in CITY 2000: a project that aims to preserve images of life in Chicago for future generations. He is a member of the German Journalists’ Association and works with picture agencies. Andrés Wertheim’s work is published worldwide.
In 2018, his book “Los Espíritus del Museo / The Museum’s Ghosts” was published.
In 2020, he published “Miradas remotas / Remote looks”.
Andrés Wertheim has participated in several solo and group exhibitions worldwide. His works can be found in private and public collections in Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Russia, the United States and Canada.
Imagema: Antologia Fotografica 1927 1994
by Horacio Coppola
Andrés Wertheim: “Imagema” is an anthological book by Horacio Coppola, one of Argentina’s most important photographers. He had studied at the Bauhaus School in Berlin from 1932 to 1933. In doing so, Coppola has developed his own point of view, which can be described as documentary and enigmatic at the same time.
In 1984, I met Horacio Coppola. He imparted to me his art of looking at one’s surroundings without too rigid rules and full of curiosity.
So I treasure this book as a legacy of his masterful work and as a precious memento of my early days.
Kirsten Lubben – Magnum Contact Sheets
Andrés Wertheim: “Magnum Contact Sheets” reads like a Whois Who in the history of the photo agency of the same name.
The book is arranged chronologically and the accompanying texts tell a lot about the temporal context of the photographs.
By showing us the contact sheets of renowned photojournalists, it allows us to take a behind-the-scenes look at darkrooms and editorial offices to better understand the decision-making processes involved in selecting a shot.
Why did one image become iconic while others were never published?
In some sequences this choice seems obvious to us, while in others it presents itself as a revelation.
I always like to reach back for this fascinating reference book.
by Marcus Lyon
Andrés Wertheim: With “Somos Brasil” my good friend Marcus has created more than a photo book.
For months he portrayed over a hundred remarkable Brazilians. Accompanied by sound recordings and genetic analyses of these people, his multimedia project explores the diversity of identity of an entire nation.
A unique mobile app allows readers to hear the personal stories of those portrayed. Using the DNA results, researchers and designers have plotted the origins of each ancestor on a world map.
This book addresses human migration backgrounds in an artistic way. But it is rather the philosophy of his approach that leaves us room for reflection.