Paul Solberg (1969, Minnesota), before moving to NYC in 1996, studied Anthropology at the University of Cape Town, and traveled extensively to Bophuthatswana, Namibia, and South America. Solberg began his photographic career with his first published book, Bloom (2005), following Puppies Behind Bars (2006), Tyrants + Lederhosen (2011), and Tattoos, Hornets & Fire (2012). First known for his acclaimed still life portraits, the same depth is seen in his human subjects, such as the portrait of Ai Weiwei (2008), and in his haunting portraits of the Armed Forces, in Service (2010), which resides in such collections as the Elton John Photography Collection.
Solberg’s photographs have been published in Publisher’s Weekly, Le Figaro, CNN, La Lettre, Interview Magazine, WSJ Int’l Edition, Conde Nast Traveler, The Huffington Post, and New York Daily News. Solberg’s work has been exhibited internationally in museums and galleries, including: La Casa Encendida (Madrid), Subte Museum (Montevideo), Galerie Sho Contemporary Art (Tokyo), Galerie Hiltawsky (Berlin), Karl Hutter Fine Art (LA), Casa de Costa (NY), Peter Marcelle Project (NY) and Galerie Catherine Houard (Paris).
Solberg lives in New York City.