Daniel Reuter was born in Germany and lives and works between Luxembourg and Reykjavik, Iceland.

By abstraction and decontextualization, Reuter's work navigates the divide between lived experience and fiction. His image sequences play with narrative form and challenge notions of place, often within the confines of the photographic book. 

Reuter's first book, "History of the Visit", was published in 2013 by Peperoni Books (Berlin) and was shortlisted for the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation First Photobook of the Year Award 2013 and for the German Photobook Award 2015. A sequel, titled "Circle Square", was published by Roman Nvmerals in New York in 2017. A second publication with Roman Nvmerals is forthcoming in 2019.

Reuter's work has been exhibited in Europe, Japan, and the United States and is part of several public and private collections.


2013 MFA Photography, University of Hartford, Hartford (US)

2005 BA Communication Design, Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavik (IS)


Awards & Honors:

2017 Project grant, Centre National de l'Audiovisuel (LU)

2016 Exhibition grant, National Museum of Iceland, Reykjavik (IS)

2015 Travel grant, Icelandic Art Center, Reykjavik (IS)

2014 German Photobook Award 2015, nominee

2014 Regents' Honor Award, University of Hartford, Hartford (US)

2013 Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation First Photobook of the Year Award, nominee



2017 "◯⃞", Roman Nvmerals, New York (US)

2017 "Snert á Arkitektur/Touching Architecture", Co-author: Sigrún Alba Sigurdardóttir, LHÍ university press, Reykjavik (IS)

2013 "History of the Visit", second edition, Peperoni Books, Berlin (DE)

2013 "History of the Visit", first edition, self-published, Berlin (DE)

2012 "Long Lonely Swims". Photographs by the 2013 MFA class. Introduction by Robert Lyons. University of Hartford, Hartford (US)



2018 "The Maps of Things", Neskirkja, Reykjavik (IS)

2018 "Beachhead", RAMskram, Reykjavik (IS)

2014 "History of the Visit", MiCamera, Milan (IT)

2014 "History of the Visit", 25books, Berlin (DE)


Selected Group Exhibitions:

2019 "In Transition" Hafnarborg, The Hafnarfjörður Centre of Culture and Fine Art,  Hafnarfjörður (IS)

2019 “Afhjúpanir/Exposures”, Icelandic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Reykjavik (IS)

2018 "KS12 – Transitions", Reykjavik (IS)

2016 "The (Im)Personal Landscape", Exposure 12, Berlin (DE)

2016 "A Decade of Icelandic Photobooks", Fotobokfestival Oslo (NO)

2016 "Andvari/Breeze", National Museum of Iceland, Reykjavik (IS)

2016 “Paper Movies”, Joseloff Gallery, Hartford (US)

2015 "Rökkur/Darkness", Nuit des Images, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne (CH)

2015 "Enginn Stadur/No Site", Hafnarborg, The Hafnarfjördur Centre of Culture and Fine Art, Hafnarfjördur (IS)

2015 "Traces of Life – Subjective Tendencies in Icelandic Contemporary Photography", Museum of Photography, Reykjavik (IS)

2015 "On Landscape #2", Matèria Gallery, Rome (IT)

2015 "Nominator's Voice", IMA Gallery, Tokyo (JP)

2014 "Pushing Reality", Grundemark Nilsson Gallery, Berlin (DE)

2013 "Split Seconds", 25CPW Gallery, New York (US)

2013 "Split Seconds", Joseloff Gallery, Hartford (US)

2012 "Ten Photographers", Customphoto, Reykjavik (IS)

2012 "Long Lonely Swims", Gallery Kominek, Berlin (DE)

2012 "Vendredi Treize", Exposure 12, Berlin (DE)


Collections & Libraries:

Aperture Foundation
Bard College
Cornell University
Deutsche Nationalbibliothek
Fototeca de Cuba
Hafnarborg – Center of Culture and Fine Art
International Center of Photography
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Qatar National Library
Reykjavik Museum of Photography
Sächsische Landesbibliothek
University of Hartford
Yale University
Zurich University of the Arts
Private collections



2016 Der Greif, Issue 9

2014 Paper Journal, book review, Adam Bell

2014 landscapestories.net

2014 FK magazine

2013 cphmag.com, "Daniel Reuter’s History of the Visit", project profile, Jörg Colberg

2013 The PhotoBook Review #005