Ulrike Unterbruner



Photography & me

I am an enthusiastic amateur photographer living in Salzburg, Austria. Seeing the world through a camera has always fascinated me. At the age of 10, I got my first camera from my father who also was an amateur photographer. Sometimes I was allowed to watch him in his darkroom and I still can remember the magic moment when the white paper suddenly turned into a photo. And I fondly remember listening to my parents’ debating about pictures. So photography also became one of my hobbies. But with the amount of new possibilities offered by the digital photography and Adobe Photoshop, the hobby became a passion. I find my favorite motives in nature – water, from the raindrop to the wave, flowers and trees, animals, landscapes… Not only portraying them in an aesthetic way, but to capture their spirit is challenge and enjoyment for me. Since 2017 I am a member of the Salzburger Fotoklub.

Awards & Exhibitions


  • CUPOTY 03 / Close-up Photographer Year 2021: Category Manmade – Eyeglasses shortlisted
  • Part of Amateur Photographer of the Year 2021: Category Black & White – Wild Dahlia shortlisted; Category Architecture – Modern Pyramids 9th Place; Category Portrait – Evil Eye shortlisted
  • OVF Staatsmeisterschaft 2021, Finalist in the categories Digital and Monochrom (2 photos)
  • OVF Staatsmeisterschaft 2020, Finalist in the categories Digital and Colour (4 photo)
  • VÖAV Foto Staatsmeisterschaft 2019, Finalist in the categories Digital and Colour (5 photo)
  • VÖAV Foto Staatsmeisterschaft 2018, Finalist in the categories Color, Digital and Monochrom (4 photos)


  • Participation in the SheClicks 2021 Exhibition in The Photography Show/CEWE, Birmingham 18 – 21 September 2021
  • Langenlois, Exhibition “Viva Dyonisos”, cooperation between Salzburger Fotoklub and Gruppo Fotografico „Il Cupolone“ (Florenz), November 2019 (participation with 4 photos)
  • Salzburg, Exhibition “Local Heroes”, cooperation between Salzburger Fotoklub and Cristina Garrone (Florenz), March-April 2019 (participation with 4 photos)
  • Reims, Exhibition “4 Elements”, cooperation between Visions et Reflets and Salzburger Fotoklub, April 2017 (participation with 4 photos)

Digital Exhibitions


  • Trierenberg Super Circuit. The Winner’s Collection 2022. Ed. Fotoforum/Dr. Hinterobermeier, Linz: Wild Dahlia
  • Quintessenz Austria 2000 – 2020. Meisterwerke Österreichischer Fotografie. Ed. Fotoforum Event GmbH, Linz: Busy Crowd, Dragonfly Just Hatched