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16.02.2010

 

Historical Photo Book Published by Edition Braus : People, Places, Times. Photography at the German Historical Museum

Photography archives are particularly fascinating for photography lovers and the German Historical Museum in Berlin is no exception, as it holds a unique photo collection. The collection has now been published in a book for the first time. The Edition Braus publishing house presents approximately 600 photographs, mainly by German photographers, as well as icons such as Lee Miller and Will McBride.

The colour slide images were realised by Max Kirnberger (1902-1983) during the war. He taught himself photography alongside his profession as a deaf teacher. As the officer of the signal corps, he was sent to Poland, where he documented life in Jewish ghettos.

Over the past twenty years, the museum has collected photos on history and everyday life. Photographer and stocky agency collections have been purchased or accepted as donations. In addition to this, the German Historical Museum has also collected artistically ambitious photography. Hence, in 2007, they adopted the archive of ‘Panel Prize for Young Photo Journalism’ and its over 400 award winning works entered every two years between 1992 and 2002.

In March 2010, the museum presents an exhibition with 250 motifs; the photographic highlights of the collection, dating from the last years of the 19th century, until the end of the German Democratic Republic in 1990. Categories such as portrait, sports and fashion photography also present the collection’s main focus.

The ‘Menschen, Orte, Zeiten. Fotografie am Deutschen Historischen Museum’ (People, Places, Times. Photography at the German Historical Museum) presents 616 photos, as well as an index of names of the photographers and subjects, biographies and a bibliography. This makes the book more than just eye candy, as it is also a well-founded reference book.

Fotografie am Deutschen Historischen Museum
(photography at the German Historical Museum)
Dieter Vorsteher, Heike Hartmann (ed.)
392 pages, 245 x 285 mm
616 photos, Hardcover with envelope
ISBN 978-3-89466-279-0, EUR 48.00
Publisher: Edition Braus


Das XX. Jahrhundert– Menschen-Orte-Zeiten -
Zwei Jahrzehnte Fotosammlung am Deutschen Historischen Museum

(The XX. Century - People, Places, Times –
Two Decades of Photography at the German Historical Museum)
26 March 2010 - 02 January 2011
Deutsches Historisches Museum
Unter den Linden 2 , 10117 Berlin Mitte

EDITION BRAUS : Menschen, Orte, Zeiten

EDITION BRAUS : Menschen, Orte, Zeiten

EDITION BRAUS : Menschen, Orte, Zeiten

EDITION BRAUS : Menschen, Orte, Zeiten

EDITION BRAUS : Menschen, Orte, Zeiten

EDITION BRAUS : Menschen, Orte, Zeiten

EDITION BRAUS : Menschen, Orte, Zeiten

EDITION BRAUS : Menschen, Orte, Zeiten

EDITION BRAUS : Menschen, Orte, Zeiten

EDITION BRAUS : Menschen, Orte, Zeiten

 	EDITION BRAUS : Menschen, Orte, Zeiten

EDITION BRAUS : Menschen, Orte, Zeiten

 	EDITION BRAUS : Menschen, Orte, Zeiten

EDITION BRAUS : Menschen, Orte, Zeiten

EDITION BRAUS : Menschen, Orte, Zeiten

EDITION BRAUS : Menschen, Orte, Zeiten

EDITION BRAUS : Menschen, Orte, Zeiten

EDITION BRAUS : Menschen, Orte, Zeiten

EDITION BRAUS : Menschen, Orte, Zeiten

EDITION BRAUS : Menschen, Orte, Zeiten