The Käthe Kollwitz Museum Cologne will continue its series of photographic exhibitions in autumn 2016, on the occasion of the photokina, with a solo show of the portrait photographer Annelise Kretschmer (1903–1987). Up until 27 November, 2016.
Kretschmer, born in Dortmund, Germany, is among the most important female photographers of the late Weimar years. Related to the “Neue Sachlichkeit”, albeit with an unconventional aesthetic concept, she was among the first women in Germany to open her own photographic studio. With her camera she portrayed artists, industrialists, workers, farmers and, again and again, children, whose depictions are among the most impressive examples of photographic portraiture.
The roughly 80 vintage prints presented in this exhibition – loans from the artist’s estate and the Folkwang Museum, Essen – are a comprehensive anthology. Most of the works in this exhibition have never been shown in public before.
Please find more information at Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln