Photographs: 55
Publication: 2012

Right Time Right Place

Being at the right place at the right time is usually associated with happiness and success. But what happens when we are at the right place at the wrong time? Do we even know that this is the right place? And what if it turns out that it is the wrong place after all? But the right time!

Whoever loses his orientation over this thought will get a feeling for Robert Rutöd’s latest pictures. The Vienna-born photographer wandered for few years through Europe and has proven to be a keen observer with an often tragicomic view: The blind man who finds orientation by putting his stick in a tram track, the helpless swan that finds itself frozen to the vast stretch of ice, or the amputee operator of a shooting range set up in a ruined building. It gets macabre with the portraits of the Pope, Hitler and Mussolini decorating the labels of wine bottles.


Right Time Right Place – Solo exhibtion at Eigensinnig Gallery, Vienna 2014

Right Time Right Place – Delhi Photo Festival 2013, exhibition catalogue



"What Robert Rutöd brings to the contemporary photographic dialogue is that intangible ability to see the world with a skewed lens - a lens that is compassionate and at the same time, unkind. It is a lens that is the stuff of operas and nightmares, comedies and slapstick. Robert finds that split second of humor or truth telling and that instant of social documentation or absurdity that makes us not only laugh at ourselves, but also laugh and feel embarrassed all at the same time. Or should I say, at The Right Time." (Aline Smithson, from the foreword to the book Right Time Right Place)

Right Time Right Place received several awards including the New York Photo Award, the Special Prize of the Czech Center of Photography and Artist of the Year at Dong Gang International Photo Festival in South Korea.


Right Time Right Place – The Fence, Photoville Photography Festival,
New York 2012 (Photo © Douglas Ljungkvist)


Right Time Right Place – Solo exhibtion at Dong Gang International Photo Festival 2015,
Seoul, South Korea (Photo © Dong Gang International Photo Festival)

Right Time Right Place is a photobook now!

120 pages, 55 color plates, 21 x 24 cm. Language: English
Red metal foil embossed hard cover, thread binding,
offset printing on Arctic Volume White paper, 150 g/m².

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