This very comprehensive exhibition presents the work of one of Germany's highest profile female photographers. Herline Koebl, who lives close to Munich, discovered her passion for photography in the mid seventies. Right from the beginning, she showed a special sense for people, for idiosyncratic themes, and for working on long-term projects.
Das deutsche Wohnzimmer (The German Sitting Room) was her first book published in 1980, and has now become a classic of German photographic history. It was followed by over a dozen further books, as well as numerous awards, international teaching assignments and exhibitions.
Her possibly best known long-term study is Spuren der Macht (Traces of Power). She began the work in 1991, first intending for it to last eight years: she selected fifteen politicians, as well as board directors, and observed them during yearly visits, to see how position and responsibility, public attention and the pressure of success, changes people. The pictures of Joschka Fischer, Gerhard Schröder and, in particular, Angela Merkel are now firmly ensconced in the German visual memory.
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