Görlich (German, born 1952) has been working as a photographer since 1978. Between 1978 and 1982 he was head of the Werkstatt für Photographie (Workshop for Photography), founded by Michael Schmidt in Berlin Kreuzberg. Afterwards he studied at the California Institute of the Arts (1982/1983). From 1991 onwards, Görlich was first lecturer and now holds a professorship for photography at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (Zurich University of the Arts). He has held guest professor positions at the California Institute of the Arts in 1998 and at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst (Academy of Graphic Design and Book Design) in Leipzig in 2001. Görlich was the recipient of the Otto-Steinert-Prize for contemporary photography, awarded by the DGPh (German Photographic Association) in 1987, and of the Villa Massimo-Prize in Rome in 1993, and has received various fellowships.