A daughter of the painter Fritz Klemm, Barbara Klemm was born in Münster in 1939 and grew up in Karlsruhe, where she trained as a photographer. From 1959 to 2004 she worked for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. In 1970 she became a staff photographer specializing in politics and the arts. Her first major political event was the negotiation of the treaties with the Eastern bloc between Brezhnev and Brandt.
This retrospective of her work spanning five decades and comprising some 300 exhibits covering the whole range of her oeuvre since 1968: political events, student unrest, citizens’ initiatives, scenes from divided and re-united Germany, everyday situations, and the realities of life from all corners of the earth, as well as portraits of artists, writers, musicians and visitors to the museum.
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