Erich Salomon, Marlene Dietrich telefoniert aus Hollywood mit ihrer Tochter in Berlin, 1930

Photography

FROM HEINRICH ZILLE TO
THOMAS DEMAND

The photographic collection reflects Berlin’s contribution to the development of photography from the middle of the 19th century to the present day. Areas focussed on include portrait and urban photography, diverse trends in photographic modernism, new approaches in documentary photography since the 1970s, one of the best collections on the photographic history of the GDR and, of course, outstanding works from the contemporary photographic scene. With a collection that comprises around 70,000 photographs, the Berlinische Galerie is one of the most important photography museums in Germany.

Important artists and emphases of the collection:

Early urban and portrait photography from 1870 to 1910:
Leopold Ahrendts, Hugo Erfurth, Max Panckow, Nicola Perscheid, Hermann Rückwardt, F. Albert Schwartz and Heinrich Zille

Neues Sehen (New Vision) and New Objectivity:

Marta Astfalk-Vietz, Erwin Blumenfeld, Steffi Brandl, Marianne Breslauer, Heinz Hajek-Halke, Raoul Hausmann, Lotte Jacobi, Edmund Kesting, El Lissitzky, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Alexander Rodtschenko, August Sander, Sasha Stone, Umbo and Yva

Bauhaus photographers/ Bauhaus pupils:
Marianne Brandt, Paul Citroen, Albert Henning, Lucia Moholy, László Moholy-Nagy, Walter A. Peterhans, Hajo Rose and Grete Stern

Architectural, portrait and commercial photography of the 1920s and 30s:

Max Baur, Fritz Brill, Fritz Eschen, Gebr. Haeckel, Emil Leitner, Max Missmann, Ina Muster-Schatzmann, Osram-Photodienst, Friedrich Seidenstücker, Kurt-Karl Schultz, Sasha Stone and Paul Weber

Journalistic photography of the 1920s and 30s:
Felix H. Man, Martin Munkacsi and Erich Salomon

Photography of National Socialism:
From the picture archives of the magazine “Volk und Welt” (Erich Bieber, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Ruth Hallensleben, Heinrich Hoffmann, Max Krajewsky, Erna Lendvai-Dircksen, Linkhorst, Heinz von Perkhammer, Erich Retzlaff, Hans Retzlaff, August Rumbucher jr., Wolf Strache and Liselotte Strelow)

War reporters immediately after the Second World War:
Georgij Petrussow and Iwan Schagin

Journalistic photography, subjective photography and straight photography of the 1940s to 1960s:
Ursula Arnold, Klaus Eschen, Arno Fischer, Gerhard Gronefeld, Herbert Hensky, Gerhard Kiesling, Fritz Kühn, Henry Ries, Horst Sturm, Herbert Tobias and Kurt Wendlandt

Author photography of the 1970s and 80s:
Dieter Appelt, Sibylle Bergemann, Christian Borchert, Manfred Hamm, Bernd Heyden, Anne Jud, Thomas Leuner, Hans W. Mende, Barbara Metselaar Berthold, Floris M. Neusüss, Gabriele und Helmut Nothhelfer, Helga Paris, Michael Schmidt, Gundula Schulze Eldowy, Maria Sewcz, Uwe Steinberg and Ulrich Wüst

Architectural and urban photography of the 1970s and 80s:
Bernd und Ute Eickemeyer, André Kirchner, Karl-Ludwig Lange, Hans W. Mende and Ulrich Wüst

Contemporary photography since the 1990s:

Max Baumann, Kristleifur Björnsson, Thomas Demand, Nina Fischer und Maroan El Sani, Thomas Florschuetz, Beate Gütschow, Verena Jaekel, Veronika Kellndorfer, Rémy Markowitsch, Arwed Messmer, Boris Mikhailov, Jean-Luc Moulène, Heidi Specker, Stephen Wilks, Frank Thiel and Tobias Zielony

 

Contact

Ulrich Domröse
Curator of Photography
Tel +49 (0)30-789 02-842
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