Klaus Knoll (1957-2014) received a PhD from the University of Salzburg for work on “Social and Private Use of the Photographic Medium”. Klaus studied communications and literature at the Universities of Salzburg and Vienna, photography with Juan Fontcuberta, Roger Palmer, Thomas Joshua Cooper and Dörte Eißfeldt, creative writing with Hanne Landbeck and Margit Schreiner, amongst others. Klaus has taught photography and media studies in Europe, Japan and the U.S. He has works in the collections of the Cologne Museum Ludwig, Biblioteque Nationale in Paris, and Austrian National Fine Art Photo Collection. His exhibition record includes one man shows at the Tokyo Shinjuku Nikon Salon, Berlin Brennpunkt/DGPh, Alfred Lowenherz Gallery, New York, the Art Complex Museum in Boston. His short stories and essays have been published in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.