Oliver Klink's studies in physics and photography were the catalyst for his love of light and the complexity of our existence. As a fine art photographer, he travels the world to capture the intricacy of our ecosystems. The link between his various body of works is the increasingly complex modern world constantly unfolding in new and unexpected ways. He captures our cultural changes, the environments we inhabit, and the insights into our world and ourselves. His artistic goal is telling stories with his images, making the viewers dream, and providing a glimpse of “the world as it should be”.

Oliver’s work has been published with National Geographic, Days of Japan, Black & White magazine, Popular Photography magazine, DailyMail, My Modern Met, FeatureShoot, 6 mois Magazine, Weather.com, among others. In 2019, his book, Cultures In Transition won NINE AWARDS for best photography book (IPPY, International Book Awards, PubWest, Mifa, Foreword Indies, PX3, IPA, IBPA). In 2018, he was selected as Black and White photographer of the year 2018 by Dodho magazine, Critical Mass Top 50 fine art photographer, and won the SpotLight Award by Black and White Magazine. In 2017, his project “Circus” was selected as Top 50 projects “Seeing in Sixes” by LensWork Magazine, and by RFotoFolio as “selected artists”. In 2016, he was selected as Critical Mass Top 50 fine art photographer, “Best of the best” emerging fine art photographer by BWgallerist, and received People’s Choice award from Black and White Magazine single image contest for “Stepwell”. In 2014, his image “Herding Instinct” won the grand prize at the Rayko International Photo contest. In 2013, “The Great Migration” was selected as the Grand Prize winner at the 30th anniversary Spring Show Exhibit at the PhotoCentral Gallery in Hayward, CA. Other awards have included the Mike Ivanitsky award for photographic excellence (2009) and nominations at the prestigious Black & White Spider Award (2010-2016).

His images have been exhibited at solo shows at the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco; Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Monterey, California; PhotoCentral Gallery, Hayward, California; Pictura Gallery, Bloomington, Indiana; Camerawork Gallery, Portland, Oregon; BWGallerist, RedFilter Online Gallery; Shadows Gallery, Arles, France; Fotofever Art Faire, Paris; Conti Museum, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Oliver is a master of the new digital printing process called Piezography. By using a combination of pigment ink and a proprietary profiling process he produces enhanced highlight and shadow details that exceed what is capable of using silver-based or platinum-based traditional darkroom processes.

Oliver has been invited to speak to worldwide audiences and to inspire them with his images. He, himself, get inspired by photographers, such as Frans Lanting, Nick Brandt, Sebastiao Salgado, Charles Cramer, Art Wolf, John Sexton, Gregory Colbert, among others.

Originally from Switzerland, Oliver currently resides in Los Gatos, California with his wife.

Solo Exhibitions

Performance Art Center, Mountain View, California - November 22, 2022 - January 9, 2023 (SOLO SHOW)
      Cultures in Transition curated by Jenn Poret

Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, California - July 10, 2022 (EVENT)
      Soul of the Burkitshi - Release of "Aimuldir - Soul of the Burkitshi" film

SF Art Market, San Francisco, California - April 22 - 24, 2022
      "Best" of Cultures in Transition

The View Point Gallery, Sacramento, California - January 5 - February 6 2022 (SOLO SHOW)
      Cultures in Transition curated by Gary Wagner

ArtArk Gallery, San Jose, California - Feb 18 - April 18, 2020 (SOLO SHOW)
      Cultures in Transition: Spirit-Heart-Soul, curated by Genevieve Hastings

Orange Coast College Museum, Costa Mesa, California - January 27 - March 6, 2020 (SOLO SHOW)
      Cultures in Transition: Spirit-Heart-Soul, curated by Blade Gillissen

FotoFever Art Fair, Carrousele du Louvre, Paris - November 7-10, 2019
      Cultures in Transition: Spirit-Heart-Soul

Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Monterey, California - September 11 - December 31, 2019 (SOLO SHOW)
      Cultures in Transition: Spirit-Heart-Soul, curated by Eduardo Fujii

Galerie Shadows, Arles, France - July 1 - September 22, 2019
      Cultures in Transition: Spirit-Heart-Soul, curated by Bertrand Fevre

Camerawork Gallery, Portland, Oregon - June 1 - June 28, 2019 (SOLO SHOW)
      Soul of the Burkitshi, curated by Sharon Lavier O’Keefe

BookExpo, New York - May 29 - 31, 2019 (Featured Book)
      2019 IPPY GOLD AWARD by the Independent Publisher

Pictura Gallery, Bloomington, Indiana - April 5 - June 1, 2019 (SOLO SHOW)
      Cultures in Transition: Spirit-Heart-Soul, curated by Mia Dalglish & Lisa Woodward

PhotoCentral Gallery, Hayward, California - Dec. 1, 2018 - March 11, 2019 (SOLO SHOW)
      Cultures in Transition Exhibit and Book Pre-Release, curated by Geir Jordhal

Festival de La Luz, Buenos Aires, Argentina - August 3 - September 25, 2018 (SOLO SHOW)
     Soul of the Burkitshi, curated by Elda Harrington & Silvia Mangialardi

Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Monterey, CA - January 10 - July 9, 2018 - Extended to July 2019 (SOLO SHOW)
     "Frozen", curated by Eduardo Fujii

BWGallerist, RedFilter Online Gallery- September 1-30, 2017 (SOLO SHOW)
     "Consequences", curated by Forest Old

Festival de La Luz, Buenos Aires, Argentina - August 2016 (SOLO SHOW)
     Consequences, curated by Elda Harrington & Silvia Mangialardi

55” – Abstraction Meets Reality - DUO Show with Jennifer Koney (Painter)
     Saratoga Library, Saratoga, CA - July, 2016
     The Village Theater, Danville - March, 2016
     San Pablo Gallery, San Pablo, CA - Sept, 2015
     Sun Gallery, Hayward, CA - Aug, 2015
     The Shoreline Center, Hayward, CA - July, 2015

Black Rapid Gallery, Seattle, WA - July, 2014 (SOLO SHOW)
     Ice Project, curated by Susie Nisco

Frames on Broadway, Seaside, California - Feb, 2013
     The “Life” Project with master photography Carl Couchman

Keeble&Shuchat Gallery, Palo Alto, California - June, 2012 (SOLO SHOW)
     Wild, Hot and Cold, curated by Terry Shuchat

PhotoCentral Gallery, Hayward, California - Jan, 2012
     With master photographer Charles Cramer Curated by Geir Jordhal

PhotoCentral Gallery, Hayward, California - Jan, 2008
     Nature’s Whisper and Roar curated by Geir Jordahl
     Press Coverage by Karen Holzmeister (Oakland Tribune)

XZIBTiT Gallery, Hercules, California - Oct, 2007
     Africa meets Alaska: Critic’s Choice Award by Rachel Swan

Selected Group Exhibitions

Pacific Art League Gallery, Palo Alto, California
     Africa: The Struggle of Beauty - September 7 - October 25, 2018
     Group show: Andrew Wegst, Sebastião Salgado, Oliver Klink and Terri Vershel

PhotoCentral Gallery, Hayward, California
     Spring Show - April 28 - June 9, 2018

Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, California
     Photography Exhibit Juried by Emmy nominated Andrew Wegst, International Photographer - November 3 - 23, 2017
     "The Grand Entrance" from "Circus - Fantasy and Illusion" portfolio

Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, California
     Landscape, SeaScape, CityScape - Oct 6 - 26, 2017
     "Outlasting my Dwelling" from the "I am Yi" portfolio

Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, California
     Juried Member show - July 22 - September 3, 2017

Mundos Salon, Monterey, California
     Spirits of India - July 2 - August 11, 2017
     Published in the Monterey County Weekly

Dickerman Print Gallery, San Francisco, California
     Wanderlust - June 14 - July 15, 2017

TheImageFlow Gallery, Mill Valley, California
     Reflect and Engage - June 2 - August 25, 2017

Los Altos Art Faire, Los Altos, California
     May 17-18, 2017
     Mayors Award for "Javeena and Ganesha"

PhotoCentral Gallery, Hayward, California
     Holi Temple Installation - April 29 - June 10, 2017
     Award of Excellence
     Published in the TriCity Voice Newspaper

Month of Photography, Denver, Colorado
     Critical Mass Top 50 - April 7 - May 2, 2017
     Published in: FeatureShoot, My Modern Met, Daily Mail, Weather.com

AIPAD, New York with ClampArt Gallery
     March 30 - April 2, 2017

Triton Museum, Santa Clara, California
     2017 Statewide 2D Competition & Exhibition - March 11 - April 23, 2017

Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, California
     What's Not to Love - February 3 - 27, 2017
     3rd Place for Javeena and Ganesha 1

Friends Without a Border, New York, New York
     19th Photography Auction, October 2016

Wildlife Beyond Borders (CURATOR & ARTIST)
     Pacific Grove Art Gallery, Pacific Grove, California - September, 2016
     Art Ark Gallery, San Jose, California - June, 2016
     Keeble&Shuchat Gallery, Palo Alto, California - April, 2016
     PhotoCentral Gallery, Hayward, California - Sept, 2015
     Published in: San Jose Mercury News, Willow Glenn News, Saratoga News, Los Gatos Weekly Times

Center for Photography, Carmel, California
     International Competition – “Voie Lactee” - December, 2015
     Member Juried Show – “Agricultural Landscape” - July, 2015
     International Competition – “Shadow Me” - November, 2014

Rayko Center Gallery - Nov, 2014
     Grand Prize Winner International Contest
      Published in San Francisco Chronicle

Krause Center for Innovation, Los Altos, California - June, 2014
     Cultural China

Museum of Monterey, Monterey, California - Nov, 2014
     ImageMakers Selected Group show

Filoli Gallery, Woodside, California - June, 2013
      “Vanishing Traditions” Body of work

Triton Museum, Santa Clara, California - 2013, 2014
      “Life” Body of work
     Honorable Mention for “The Great Migration”

The Main Gallery, Redwood City, California - April, 2013
      “Life” Body of work

Ronald Reagan Library, Washington DC - April, 2012
      “Romance” Body of work

Modernbook Gallery, Palo Alto, California - March, 2010
     Book Release “Artan’s Day”

PhotoCentral Gallery, Hayward, California - 2008 – 2015
     Merit of Excellence – “Herding Instinct” 2015
     People Choice -“Agricultural Landscape” 2014
     Grand Prize Award - “The Great Migration” 2013
     People Choice -“Diamonds Forever” 2012
     People Choice - “Yosemite Tunnel View” 2011
     People Choice - “Northern Light” 2010
     People Choice - “The Landing” 2009
     People Choice - “Holding Hands” 2008

PhotoCentral Gallery, Hayward, California - January, 2010
     One Earth One People

Modernbook Gallery, Palo Alto, California - March, 2008

Krause Center for Innovation, Los Altos, California - April, 2007
     Frames of View


Black and White Spider Awards - November 2020
      3rd Place Children of the World "Chained but Bonded"

2019 NINE GOLD & JUDGES’ CHOICE AWARDS for Best Photography Book- August 2019
      Independent Publisher, PubWest, International Book Awards, Mifa, Foreword, PX3, IPA, IBPA
      Cultures in Transition Book

Pacific Art League, NOIR Exhibition - April 2019
      2nd Place with "The Story Teller"

Black and White Spider Awards - January 2019
      Honorable Mention "Eagle Huntress"

Black and White Single Image Contest - December 2018
      Four Images selected from "Spirit of the Village" & "Soul of the Burkitshi"

Photolucida - Critical Mass Top 50 - September 2018
      “Soul of the Burkitshi”

Dodho Magazine, Black and White Photographer of the Year - July, 2018
      “Spirit of the Village” - Publication in the 2018 September issue

Black and White Magazine, Portfolio Spotlight Winner - May, 2018
     “Heart of the Yi” - Publication in the 2018 October issue

International Color Awards - March, 2018
     Honorable Mention - Portrait Category ("Eagle Huntress")

Black and White Magazine, Single Image Contest - December, 2017
     People's Choice Award for "Ancient Farming"
     Honorable Mentions for "Canada Lynx" and "The Ballerina"

B&W Spider Awards - November, 2017
     2nd Place Silhouette Category ("Ancient Farming")

Photolucida - Critical Mass Top 200 - Sept, 2017
     Top 200 Award for "I am Yi" Portfolio

Monovision Award - August, 2017
     Honorable Mention for "Consequences" Project

LensWork - July, 2017
     2017 Seeing in Sixies Top 50 Artists (Book to be published in Fall of 2017)

Rfotofolio - July, 2017
     2017 Rfotofolio Artist Selection

Pacific Art League - Feb, 2017
     Honorable Mention for Javeena and Ganesha 1

BWGallerist - Dec, 2016
     Best of the Best Black and White Emerging Photographers

B&W Spider Award - Dec, 2016
     4x Honorable Mentions

Black and White Magazine - Oct, 2016
     People's Choice Award - "Stepwell"
     Single Image Award - "God's Rays"

Photolucida - Critical Mass Top 50 - Sept, 2016
     Top 50 Award for "Consequences" Portfolio

B&W Spider Award - Dec, 2015
     3x Honorable Mentions

Rayko Center Gallery, International Travel Contest - Nov, 2014
     Grand Prize Winner – “Herding Instinct”

Artist in Residence, Glacier National Park - Sept, 2014
     Select Artist

Santa Fe Workshop Animal Contest - June, 2013
     Honorable Mention “Shadow Me”

B&W Magazine - Single Image Awards (3 images) - Dec, 2012

Prix de la Photographie (PX3), Paris
     Honorable Mention “Romance” Porftolio - July, 2012

Days of Japan Magazine - May, 2012
     Double page publication - Bear Holding Hands

Color Spider Award - 2011, 2012, 2013
     Nominated in Fine Art, Nature & Wildlife

Popular Photography Magazine - March, 2010
     Best Kept Secret of wildlife photographers

National Geographic - Best Wall Paper of 2009 - 2009
     Bear Holding Hands

Black and White Spider Award - 2010, 2011, 2013
     Images Nominated in Wildlife & Nature

Mike Ivanitsky Award for Photographic Excellence - 2009

North America Nature Photographer Association - 2008, 2009
     Top 100 Wildlife Images

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