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Barbara Klemm: Photographs

A new exhibition from the Berlin collector Werner Driller.

Barbara Klemm is one of the most prominent German photojournalists. Through her camera’s lens, she has captured many years of turbulent historical happenings and current affairs. Last year, against the backdrop of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, she put together a comprehensive retrospective of her work at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin. IC Collector Werner Driller is a great admirer and collector of Klemm’s works. Next to sharing pieces from his collection, he also shares his thoughts on her photographs:

‘Since the 1970s I am interested in photojournalism. I guess it all started with the images of the assassination at the Olympic Games in Munich (I could actually buy an original print later on the Internet). In the 1980s and 90s my attention was drawn to images taken by Barbara Klemm that were published in the German newspaper FAZ. I have always been deeply impressed by her work because the people and motives she captured always looked somewhat staged. In 2003, I acquired my first print by Klemm and two years later I met her personally. Since then, I often meet her and we had long conversations about photography. The stories she told me about the creation of her images were as exciting as the works themselves. Such a free and unrestrained photojournalism will probably never exist again. That’s what makes the works of Barbara Klemm so precious to me.’

BARBARA KLEMM, Berlin Alexanderplatz
BARBARA KLEMM, Berlin Alexanderplatz
BARBARA KLEMM, Christo's Reichstag. © Barbara Klemm
BARBARA KLEMM, Christo's Reichstag. © Barbara Klemm
BARBARA KLEMM, Brandenburger Tor, 1989. © Barbara Klemm
BARBARA KLEMM, Brandenburger Tor, 1989. © Barbara Klemm
BARBARA KLEMM, Blick auf die Alte Nationalgalerie. © Barbara Klemm
BARBARA KLEMM, Blick auf die Alte Nationalgalerie. © Barbara Klemm
BARBARA KLEMM, New York East End, 1983. © Barbara Klemm
BARBARA KLEMM, New York East End, 1983. © Barbara Klemm
ARBARA KLEMM, New York, 1982. © Barbara Klemm
ARBARA KLEMM, New York, 1982. © Barbara Klemm
BARBARA KLEMM, New York, 1976. © Barbara Klemm
BARBARA KLEMM, New York, 1976. © Barbara Klemm
BARBARA KLEMM, New York. © Barbara Klemm
BARBARA KLEMM, New York. © Barbara Klemm
BARBARA KLEMM, Der Bruderkuss, 1979. © Barbara Klemm
BARBARA KLEMM, Der Bruderkuss, 1979. © Barbara Klemm
BARBARA KLEMM, Leonid Breschnew / Willy Brandt, Bonn, May 19th 1973. © Barbara Klemm
BARBARA KLEMM, Leonid Breschnew / Willy Brandt, Bonn, May 19th 1973. © Barbara Klemm
BARBARA KLEMM, Schmidt /  Brandt, 1973. © Barbara Klemm
BARBARA KLEMM, Schmidt / Brandt, 1973. © Barbara Klemm
BARBARA KLEMM, Helmut Kohl – Wahl zum Bundeskanzler, Bonn, 1982. © Barbara Klemm
BARBARA KLEMM, Helmut Kohl – Wahl zum Bundeskanzler, Bonn, 1982. © Barbara Klemm
BARBARA KLEMM, Fall der Mauer, Berlin, November 10th 1989. © Barbara Klemm
BARBARA KLEMM, Fall der Mauer, Berlin, November 10th 1989. © Barbara Klemm
BARBARA KLEMM, Brandenburger Tor, December 22th 1989. © Barbara Klemm
BARBARA KLEMM, Brandenburger Tor, December 22th 1989. © Barbara Klemm
BARBARA KLEMM, Visit from Ronald Reagan, Berlin, 1982. © Barbara Klemm
BARBARA KLEMM, Visit from Ronald Reagan, Berlin, 1982. © Barbara Klemm
BARBARA KLEMM, Frankfurt, 1971. © Barbara Klemm
BARBARA KLEMM, Frankfurt, 1971. © Barbara Klemm
BARBARA KLEMM, Warhol in Frankfurt. © Barbara Klemm
BARBARA KLEMM, Warhol in Frankfurt. © Barbara Klemm
BARBARA KLEMM, Blinky Palermo. © Barbara Klemm
BARBARA KLEMM, Blinky Palermo. © Barbara Klemm
BARBARA KLEMM, Richard Serra, Paris, 2008. © Barbara Klemm
BARBARA KLEMM, Richard Serra, Paris, 2008. © Barbara Klemm
BARBARA KLEMM, Staircase – Roden Crater / James Turell, Arizona. © Barbara Klemm
BARBARA KLEMM, Staircase – Roden Crater / James Turell, Arizona. © Barbara Klemm
BARBARA KLEMM, Roden Crater / James Turell, Arizona. © Barbara Klemm
BARBARA KLEMM, Roden Crater / James Turell, Arizona. © Barbara Klemm