Günter Beer lives in Barcelona. He is a photographer, reporter, chronicler. Studied photo engineering in Cologne, co-founder of the german photo agency LAIF.
Germany's most respected food magazine "Der Feinschmecker", for which he has been photographing for over 23 years, writes about him: "His life reads like an adventure novel".
In 1982, he accompanied Joseph Beuys on the "7000 Oaks" project, was a reporter for the "Jornal do Brasil" in Rio de Janeiro, and a border crosser between Sandinistas and Contras during the civil war in Nicaragua. Günter Beer sat in the mud of the gold panners in Venezuela, reported for GEO from laboratories of the U.S. military on decoding the human genome, photographed fashion in Mexico, Mallorca and on the Matterhorn.
In 1994 he started the series Culinaria with a book about specialties from all over Europe. Since then, work on more than 90 international cookbooks, including two books with cooking genius Eckart Witzigmann, have trained his culinary eye.
In 2002, Günter Beer began his own cookbook productions for international publishers such as Parragon, and since 2008 he has also published them as apps for smartphones and tablets. Two of his apps have been awarded App of the Year (iPad - Food & Drink).
Günter Beer is the organizer and curator of the international FOODPHOTO FESTIVALS.