Gottfried Jäger is a German photographer and theorist. In 1972, he became professor of photography and film at the Fachhochschule Bielefeld in Germany. In 1984, he founded the FSP, which organized yearly symposia on photography until 2002. From 1998 to 2002, he was Visiting Professor at the Royal Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Melbourne. In 2002, he was given the emeritus status from Fachhochschule Bielefeld, and in 2011, he defended his PhD dissertation on the photographic work of Carl Strüwe. In 2014, he received the cultural prize of the German Society for Photography.