Over the years, Birgit Kleber has portrayed many well-known photographers. Her black and white pictures are always taken from very close up. During the intense process, Kleber always feels observed and judged. Almost naked. After all, those being photographed know every trick in the book, which light is the best, and so on.
Kleber was born in Hanover, she lives and works in Berlin, as a photographer and artist. She has worked as a free-lance photographer since 1984. In her photo book Photographers (Jovis), Kleber reveals the invisible in large-format images. The book includes portrait photographer, Gisèle Freund, the scandal-ridden Nan Goldin and one of the world's most renown contemporary photographers, Sebastião Salgado.
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