It was with photography that Jim Rakete (born 1951 in Berlin) made his name – yet he is equally well known as a manager of pop musicians such as Nina Hagen, Spliff, Die Ärzte and Nena. From 2009 to 2011, Rakete photographed the legends, creators and talents of German cinema, commissioned by the German Film Museum in Frankfurt. In contrast to his usual style, this project was shot in colour.
Titled "Der Stand der Dinge" (The Way Things Stand), the exhibition encompasses 100 portraits showing the greats of Germany's cinema and stage industry – Wim Wenders, Martina Gedeck, Caroline Link, Anna Maria Mühe, Ulrich Tukur, Moritz Bleibtreu and many others. Each subject is depicted with a stage prop representing a significant point in their creative career.
The exhibition opens on 4 July 2013 at 8 p.m.
Further information at stadthaus.ulm.de