Andreas Horvath was born in Salzburg, Austria in 1968. He studied photography in Vienna and multimedia-art in Salzburg. As a freelance photographer and filmmaker he publishes photo books and creates independent films. Horvath´s documentaries have received awards at international film festivals, such as Chicago International Documentary Film Festival, the Karlovy Vary IFF ot the Max Ophüls Prize Festival. As a photographer Andreas Horvath published black and white photo albums about Yakutia, Siberia and rural America. In 2013 Horvath received the Outstanding Artist Award from the Austrian Ministry of Art and Culture.