Leonid Brezhnev, Willy Brandt, Bonn, 1973 Gelatine silver print © Barbara Klemm, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e. V.

Barbara Klemm. ­Light and Dark. Photographs from Germany

12. May 2022 - 10. Jul 2022
Art Safari SRL, Dacia Romania Palace
Strada Liscani 16-18
030167 Bukarest
Exhibition Opening: 11 May 2022

This solo exhibition presents photographs by one of Germany's most distinguished photographers. Spanning forty years, Barbara Klemm’s works bear witness to Germany's recent history, in a country that was divided for decades. Many of her pictures have become "icons of contemporary history", shaping the cultural memory of several generations. She has created a body of photographs which combine the documentary and the artistic in a manner seldom encountered in German press photography. She adds her own perspective to the documentary genre, following artistic principles of composition.

The Exhibition will be presented in Bucharest on the occasion of "30 years of German-Romanian Friendship and Partnership in Europe".


Ursula Zeller and Matthias Flügge in cooperation with Barbara Klemm.

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