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Photography

From private family recordings to art photographs: Browse online in our collections (in German)

Online Collections

Articles by our Curator of Photography

Theresia Ziehe on the stories behind individual photographs, photography projects, and pleasant encounters with donors

Blog

Photography of a Military Doctor

From Idyllic Landscapes to Trench Photos

Blog

The Sukkah: A Fleeting House for a Jewish Festival

Exhibition
4 Nov 2010 to 27 Feb 2011

The drawing in comic style shows an androgynous figure in profile on magenta background. She wears a bright frock, her left hand is raised. An eagle has just flown out of her hand

Yael Bartana – Redemption Now

An expansive presentation of works by the contemporary artist

Exhibition
4 Jun to 21 Nov 2021

Ilse Bing with a Leica camera

Photographic Collection

Art photography, historical press images and family photos, documenting the museum’s work

All About ...

This Place

This photo exhibition explores the complexity of Israel and the West Bank.

Exhibition
7 Jun 2019 to 19 Apr 2020

Triumph of Survival

Cilly Kugelmann on a photo that visualizes the victory over the Nazis

Commentary
May 2020

Russians Jews Germans

A catalog accompanying the exhibition Russians Jews Germans. Photographs by Michael Kerstgens from 1992 to the Present

Publication
2012

Roman Vishniac's Berlin

Catalog for the exhibition about the photographer's early work with photos of Berlin

Publication
2005

Die Aufnahme zeigt einen Mann, eine Frau, vor ihnen zwei Kinder, alle stehen im Freien. Die beiden Jungs und der Mann tragen kurze Hosen, die Frau ein kurzärmeliges Kleid mit floralem Muster.

Memories from the Life of Walter Frankenstein

With many photographs from the Walter and Leonie Frankenstein Collection

Online Feature
2017/18

Conversation with the Artist Thomas Struth

With Thomas Struth (photo­grapher) and Theresia Ziehe (curator of photo­graphy), related to the exhibition This Place, in German

Video Recording
5 Dec 2019

Black and white photography of teenage girls and boys joyfully leaning out of the window of a train

Photo­graphic Testimony

On the history of the Herbert Sonnenfeld collection

Essay
2014

It must schwing

Blue Note – Photography by Francis Wolff and Jimmy Katz

Exhibition
30 Oct 2009 to 7 Feb 2010

Portrait of a woman holding laces in front of her face

Salvaged from the Trash

The Photo Albums of the Artist Olga Irén Fröhlich

Essay
2015

Catastrophy. Reading Historical Photos

This workshop is suitable for grades 9 to 13 as well as for adults.

Digital Workshop
by appointment

Girl in shorts crouches under a desk

Disposable Eyes

Featuring two photo projects: Promised Land and The Pen-Pal Project

Exhibition
25 Oct 2002 bis 26 Jan 2003

Person alone on one of the red seats in the auditorium of an empty theater, head resting in hands

Frédéric Brenner – ZERHEILT: HEALED TO PIECES

Photo exhibition

Exhibition
3 Sep 2021 to 13 Mar 2022

In an Instant

Photographs by Fred Stein

Exhibition
22 Nov 2013 to 4 May 2014

How German is it? 30 Artists' Notion of Home

Exhibition
16 Sep 2011 to 29 Jan 2012

The black and white photo shows several boys in caps sitting close together at a table. In front of them are open books, behind them stands a man and points to a line of text

Poyln. An Eradicated Jewish World

Photographs by Alter Kacyzne

Exhibition
2 Feb to 7 Apr 2002

Russians Jews Germans

Photographs by Michael Kerstgens from 1992 to the Present

Exhibition
20 Apr to 26 Aug 2012

A peek at the exhibition in the Diaspora Garden

Veiled

Exhibition on religious clothing in the Diaspora Garden

Exhibition
1 Jun to 1 Sep 2017

Selected Objects: Photographic Collection (6)