Andy Warhol by Barbara Klemm (1981)

warhol barbara klemmWith an unobtrusive and sensitive eye, Barbara Klemm captures the individual essence of people, landscapes and objects. She contrives to reconcile journalistic ethic with personal opinion, information with emotion. Due to her yearlong work for the newspaper “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung”, many of her photographs remain in the collective German memory.

Barbara Klemm grew up in Karlsruhe where she was trained at the portrait studio Wilhelm Bauer. Today, she is living in Frankfurt am Main. In 1959, she started working for the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung”, from 1970 to her retirement in 2004 as editorial photographer for Politics and Features and Comments. She is considered one of Germany’s most important photographers and photographic witnesses of German postwar history. Barbara Klemm is a member of the Academy of Arts in Berlin and, since 2000, Honorary Professor for Photography at the Design Department of the FH Darmstadt.