CD Cover Gassman and Wingold – Bis auf den Grund – Front
CD Cover – Gassman and Wingold – Bis auf den Grund – Booklet title
January 12, 2019

Gassmann & Wingold – Bis auf den Grund

For the new CD of the Cologne based duo Martina Gassman and Frank Wingold "Bis auf den Grund" the photographs were taken in the south of Cologne. CD Cover – Gassman and Wingold – Bis auf den Grund – insideSamples of the impressive music can be found on the website of Gassmann & Wingold.



CD Cover – Gassman and Wingold – Bis auf den Grund – Booklet back


Still – Climate Protection and Hambach ForestTwitter – Climate Protection and Hambach Forest
October 6, 2018

Hambach Forest I – Still

Demonstration for Climate Protection and Hambach Forest.Hambach Forest (German: Hambacher Forst, Buergewald) is a forest rich in biodiversity and home to 142 species regarded as important for conservation. Only ten percent of Hambach Forest still remains and these sections are under threat of being cut down to allow the expansion of the lignite-extracting Hambach surface mine, run by RWE. Aug 25, 2018


Hambach Forest II – Demonstration

Demonstration for Climate Protection and Hambach Forest.
50 000 people participate in the demonstration at the Hambacher Wald near Köln-Buir for a quick coal phase-out and for the rescue of the Hambacher Forest. Oct 6, 2018

The photographs of the two series were commissioned by Greenpeace.

Panoramea – Demonstration for Climate Protection and Hambach Forest – Save Forest – Stop CoalDemonstration for Climate Protection and Hambach Forest.
Plakat Pixxelcult Historisches Museum Saar

June 9, 2018


The series "Immigrants – Whitsun people in the new land" was first published in the magazine ZEITmagazin 1989. The photographs are now part of PIXXELCULT. Poster for the new presentation of the project in the Historisches Museum Saar in Saarbrücken, Germany.

photograph of Angela Nerkel in Bloomberg Businessweek
March 24, 2018
New publication and portrait

Bloomberg Businessweek

A photograph from the Wahl Kampf Ritual series was published in the American magazine Bloomberg Businessweek. Feb 19, 2018, p.38-39Anchorman and journalist Danijel Stanic in Hamburg



Danijel Stanic

As part of a commissioned work for the portrait series XI the photograph for Danijel Stanic, was created in Hamburg and Frankfurt, Germany.

Anchorman and journalist Danijel Stanic, FrankfurtAnchorman and journalist Danijel Stanic, HamburgAnchorman and journalist Danijel Stanic
Digitalis The anatom – Digitale Evolutionen in The New Yorker
February 15, 2018

The New Yorker
Complesso Del Vittoriano Rom
Der Spiegel

In The New Yorker was published an illustration of the series The Anatom part of the cycle Digitalis. Nov 24, 2017Spiegel Chronik Helmut Kohl 2017/1998

Some photographs of DAS KÖLNER HEIL (Cologne Salvation) are exhibitied in the group show "I Grande Maestri" Nov 16, 2017 till Feb 18, 2018 in Complesso Del Vittoriano, Rome, Italy.

A photograph from the series Rituals of Election Campaigns was published in the German magazine Spiegel Chronik in an obituary to Helmut Kohl.
Der Spiegel, Chronik 2017, p.106

Oct 4, 2017, S.13

Writer Sven Heuchert

In assignment photographed for the German daily newspaper taz a portraiture of Sven Heuchert in Siegburg.

Writer Sven HeuchertWriter Sven Heuchert in his home forestWriter Sven Heuchert


CDU Kundgebung mit Angela Merkel in Mainz – Wahl Kampf RitualKundgebung Die Linke mit Sahra Wagenknecht in Solingen – Wahl Kampf RitualSPD Bundesparteitag mit Martin Schulz in Dortmund – Wahl Kampf RitualAngela Merkel bei einer Bundestagswahlkundgebung in Mainz – Wahl Kampf Ritual
September 29, 2017
New photographs

Wahl Kampf Ritual – Rituals of election campaigns

The election campaigns for the German Bundestag are an ideal occasion to explore strategies of production and self-production across all political parties. This cycle is a work about the endeavour of shading light on the precisely calculated gestures of the actors of these public orchestration, their success in radiate aspects of power and its fascination. These photographs expose politics as theatre.

The rituals were photographed during the election campaigns of the years 1987, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017.

May 24, 2017

Con los ojos bien abiertos – Cien años de fotografía Leica

Some photographs/vintages of DAS KÖLNER HEIL (Cologne Salvation) are exhibited in EYES WIDE OPEN – 100 YEARS OF LEICA PHOTOGRAPHY at Espacio Fundación Telefónica in Madrid, Spain. Curated by Hans-Michael Koetzle. In cooperation with PhotoEspaña.

"The exhibition thus provides a stylistic history of the medium, running the gamut from the classic modern age to the post-modern diversity of the present day, from New Vision via "la photographie humaniste" to fashion photography, from "subjective photography" via author photography to street photography and contemporary art photography."Bischofsring aus Das Koelner Heil

Some of the photographers are Nobuyoshi Araki, Bernd Arnold, Ellen Auerbach, Ragnar Axelsson, Julia Baier, Bruno Barbey, Ilse Bing, Werner Bischof, Edouard Boubat, John Bulmer, René Burri, Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bruce Davidson, William Eggleston, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Mitch Epstein, Elliott Erwitt, Andreas Feininger, Leonard Freed, Bruce Gilden, René Groebli, F. C. Gundlach, Heinrich Heidersberger, Thomas Hoepker, Barbara Klemm, Robert Lebeck, Saul Leiter, Erich Lessing, Herbert List, Ulrich Mack, Will McBride, Rudi Meisel, Susan Meiselas, Jeff Mermelstein, Joel Meyerowitz, Inge Morath, Gabriele und Helmut Nothhelfer, Marc Riboud, Alexander Rodtschenko, Sebastião Salgado, Dr. Erich Salomon, Christer Strömholm, Umbo, Walter Vogel, Tom Wood, Kai Wiedenhöfer...

May 11 till September 10, 2017 | Espacio Fundación Telefónica | C/ Fuencarral, 3, Madrid, Spain

May 24, 2017

about Angela Merkel

From the series WAHL KAMPF RITUAL (Rituals of Election Campaigns) some photographs are published from the years 1990, 1994, 1998 and 2013 in a biography of Angela Merkel in a special issue of the German magazine DER SPIEGEL.
Spiegel Biografie 2/2017, p.4, 40-44

Biography about Angela Merkel with photographs about her and Helmut Kohl Biography about Angela Merkel with photographs from the series Wahl Kampf RitualBiography about Angela Merkel with photographs about Helmut Kohl 1990
Art Fair Art Karlsruhe, Installation Wahl Kampf Ritual
February 17, 2017
Art Fair

Wahl Kampf Ritual at the art KARLSRUHE

At the Art Fair "art Karlsruhe", Germany are shown photoStand in focus galeriegraphs of the series WAHL KAMPF RITUAL.
In focus galerie, hall 1, stand U04.

The other photographers and artist are Elliott Erwitt, Thomas Hoepker, Marc Riboud, Emmanuelle Bousquet, Gilbert Garcin, René Groebli, Vadim Gushchin, Thomas Kellner, Karin Székessy, Karl Martin Holzhäuser, Esther Hegenmaier, Gottfried Jäger and Floris M. Neusüss.

art Karlsruhe | Messe Allee 1 | Karlsruhe – Germany | Feb 16-19, 2017

February 16, 2017

Image brochures and website
New Branding Computacenter

Corporate portraits image brochure computacenter photographyand staging with the employees of the European IT Company.
The Image brochures and website of Computacenter are partial photographed.
Here you will see the German part.


Warum ist es am Rhein so schön?
Sept 9, 2016

BILDERSTROM – The Flow of Pictures. The Rhine and Photography 2016-1853 in LVR LandesMuseum Bonn, Germany

Some photographs of the series Warum ist es am Rhein so schön? will be shown in LVR LandesMuseum Bonn, Germany.

The exhibition explores the ambivalent mutual effects between the river and the image in the light of photography. The show, curated by Christoph Schaden, brings together more than 60 noteworthy European photographers...Installation in BILDERSTROM Warum ist es am Rhein so schön? For example Boris Becker, Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Chargesheimer, Hermann Claasen, Robert Häusser, Heinz Held, Candida Höfer, Barbara Klemm, Herbert List, Ute Mahler, Lee Miller, Max Regenberg, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Gerhard Richter, August Sander, Wilhelm Schürmann, Wolfgang Tillmans, Eusebius Wirdeier, Wolfgang Zurborn and many others.

LVR LandesMuseum Bonn | Colmantstr. 14-16 | 53115 Bonn | Germany
September 9, 2016 to January 22, 2017

A catalogue is published: LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn, Christoph Schaden (Hrsg.), "bilderstrom. Der Rhein und die Fotografie 2016-1853"
The Rhine—sixty photographic positions between testimony and myth.

Since the beginning of pictorial production, the Rhine, Europe's most celebrates river, has been the subject of numerous paintings, drawings, and engravings. By and large, these images of the Rhine create and model collective notions that influence our perception of the river to this very day, alternating between testimony and myth, between cliché and art.

Hatje Cantz Verlag German language, 2016, 252pp., hardcover, ISBN 978-3-7757-4190-3

Shrine of Three Kings in Cologne Cathedral
July 27, 2016

DAS KÖLNER HEIL in Kunsthal Sint-Pietersabdij
in Gent, Belgium

Some photographs/vintages of DAS KÖLNER HEIL (Cologne Salvation) are still up to August 21, 2016 exhibited in EYES WIDE OPEN – 100 YEARS OF LEICA PHOTOGRAPHY

"This summer St. Peter's Abbey will be the first venue in a European tour of the Eyes Wide Open! exhibition. By way of more than 350 vintage photos visitors will be able to discover the rich history of 100 years of Leica photography."

Historische Huizen Gent | Sint-Pietersplein 9 | 9000 Gent – Belgium
June 17, 2016 – August 14, 2016

July 23, 2016
New Publications

Portraiture Hans van Bylen and Jörg Thadeusz

The new CEO of Henkel AG Hans van BylenPortraiture Hans van Bylen photographed for Manager Magazin photographed for Manager Magazin 7/2016 p. 56-57

Jörg Thadeusz in Süddeutschen Zeitung March 19, 2016, p.46

portraiture of Jörg Thadeusz in Süddeutsche Zeitungportaiture of Anchorman Jan Böhmermann
May 14, 2016
Inside the archive


photographs about Recep Tayyip Erdogan in GermanyJan Böhmermann and Recep Tayyip Erdogan in conflict about a full dish of various kinds of fruits (satura).

March 15, 2016

EYES WIDE OPEN – 100 YEARS 0F LEICA PHOTOGRAPHY in Versicherungskammer Kulturstiftung Munich

Some photographs/vintages of DAS KÖLNER HEIL (Cologne Salvation) are still up to June 5, 2016 exhibited in EYES WIDE OPEN – 100 YEARS OF LEICA PHOTOGRAPHY Versicherungskammer Kulturstiftung Munich.

"More than 300 photographs from international collections and museums as well as newspapers and significant photobooks document the various aspects of Leica photography from the mid-1920s on. The exhibition thus provides a stylistic history of the medium, running the gamut from the classic modern age to the post-modern diversity of the present day, from New Vision via "la photographie humaniste" to fashion photography, from "subjective photography" via author photography to street photography and contemporary art photography."

Versicherungskammer Kulturstiftung | Maximilianstraße 53 | 80538 Munich
March 9, 2016 – June 5, 2016

Procession in Cologne, Germany
January 25, 2016


Some photographs/vintages of DAS KÖLNER HEIL (Cologne Salvation) are still up to February 13, 2016 exhibited in EYES WIDE OPEN – 100 YEARS OF LEICA PHOTOGRAPHY at OSTLICHT in Vienna, Austria.

EYES WIDE OPEN! illuminates the history of Leica photography from the very beginnings to the present day. In Vienna the touring exhibition will be jointly presented by WestLicht. Museum for Photography and OstLicht. Gallery for Photography. WestLicht will house the classical sections of the exhibition, with works from Rodchenko to Cartier-Bresson, accompanied by selected camera models, magzines and photobooks. OstLicht will display the more contemporary part, with photographs by Bernd Arnold, Julia Baier, Mark Cohen, Alberto Garcia-Alix, Bruce Gilden, Jing Huang, Rudi Meisel, Susan Meiselas, Jeff Mermelstein, Paulo Nozolino, Paolo Roversi, Tom Wood and many more.

All works presented at OstLicht are available for purchase.

Part II – The Contemporaries
OstLicht . Gallery for Photography |  Absberggasse 27 | 1100 Vienna | Austria
11.12.2015 – 13.02.2016

Part I – The Classics
WestLicht. Museum for Photography | Westbahnstrasse 40 | 1070 Vienna | Austria
04.12.2015 – 21.02.2016

Anchorman Jan Böhmermann in New York Times International
January 18, 2016

Anchorman Jan Böhmermann in New York Times International

"Getting Germans to laugh" –
A Portrait about Jan Böhmermann was published in the New York Times International.
New York Times International Dec 7, 2015, p.2


Anchorman Constantin Schreiber in magazine GQ Oct. 7, 2015
New tearsheets

The anchormen Jörg Thadeusz
and Constantin Schreiber

A portrait about Jörg Thadeusz was published in Das Magazin. In the special about "Men" he wrote about friendship.
Tagesanzeiger Sept. 26, 2015, p.34

A portrait about Constantin Schreiber was published in the magazine GQ.
GQ 9/2015, p.72

Anchorman Jörg Thadeusz in swiss magazine Das Magazin
September 9, 2015

in C/O Berlin

Some photographs/vintages of DAS KÖLNER HEIL (Cologne Salvation) are exhibited in EYES WIDE OPEN – 100 YEARS OF LEICA PHOTOGRAPHY at C/O BERLIN, Germany.

"For the first time, this exhibition will highlight from an art and cultural historical perspective how the Leica and the 35 mm format has changed the photographic gaze in the 20th century. More than 300 photographs, as well as magazines and important photo books document the different aspects of the Leica photography, which emerged in the mid 1920s. The exhibition is hence also a history of the style of the medium, from Modernism to the postmodern diversity of the present, from New Vision, through "photographie humaniste" to the fashion photographs, from subjective photography, through Autorenfotografie to street photography and artistic photography. In this exhibition C/O Berlin will present works by internationally renowned Leica photographers such as Alexander Rodtschenko, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, Oskar Barnack, Christer Strömholm, Robert Frank, Bruce Davidson, William Klein, F.C. Gundlach, Fred Herzog, Robert Lebeck,William Eggleston, René Burri, Thomas Hoepker, Bruce Gilden and many more."

The exhibition was curated by Hans-Michael Koetzle.
August 22, 2015 – November 1, 2015
C/O Berlin
| Hardenbergstraße 22-24 | 10623 Berlin

Installation in ℅ Berlin Das Kölner Heil
May 8, 2015

Coal – Garzweiler II

"Coal fired power plants are the biggest source of man made CO2 emissions. This makes coal energy the single greatest threat facing our climate."

A documentation for Greenpeace about the brown coal mining area Garzweiler II near Cologne in Germany. Many villages have to disappear in order to get the brown coal. More Information about the CO2 emissions at Greenpeace International.

Abandoned village near Cologne, Germany.Power plant in the area Garzweiler
May 15, 2015

in Fotografie Forum Frankfurt

Some photographs/vintages of DAS KÖLNER HEIL (Cologne Salvation) are exhibited in EYES WIDE OPEN – 100 YEARS OF LEICA PHOTOGRAPHY at FOTOGRAFIE FORUM FRANKFURT, Germany.

The exhibition illuminates various aspects of recent small-format photography, from journalistic strategies to documentary approaches and free artistic positions. Among other artists whose work will be shown are Nobuyoshi Araki, Jane Evelyn Atwood, Bruno Barbey, René Burri, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bruce Davidson, Michel Vanden Eeckhoudt, William Eggleston, Ralph Gibson, F.C. Gundlach, Elisabeth Hase, Fred Herzog, Barbara Klemm, Herbert List, Paula Luttringer, Susan Meiselas, Ulrich Mack, Joel Meyerowitz, Paolo Roversi, Jeanloup Sieff, Christer Strömholm, Kai Wiedenhöfer, Paul Wolff and Tom Wood.

More than 200 photographs, supplemented by documentary material, including journals, magazines, books, advertisements, brochures, and camera prototypes, are recount the history of 35mm photography from its beginnings to the present day. The exhibition, which is curated by Hans-Michael Koetzle, follows the course of technological change and photographic history.

Fotografie Forum Frankfurt
Braubachstraße 30–32 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Catalogue Eyes Wide Open with Kölner Heil
Feb 20, 2015


Some photographs of the German power station Neurath are published in the economic magazine Wirtschaftswoche – titled as THE END OF THE ZOMBIES.
Wirtschaftswoche, 50/2014, p. 48/49 Wirtschaftswoche Climate Brown coal

Kraftwerke Neurath GarzweilerPower station Garzweiler


BischofsringDeichtorhallen Augen Auf!
October 17, 2014


Five photographs/vintages of DAS KÖLNER HEIL (Cologne Salvation) will be exhibited in EYES WIDE OPEN – 100 YEARS OF LEICA PHOTOGRAPHY at DEICHTORHALLEN in Hamburg, Germany.

The exhibition illuminates across fourteen chapters various aspects of recent small-format photography, from journalistic strategies to documentary approaches and free artistic positions. Among many other artists whose work will be shown are Alexander Rodchenko, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, Hermann Claasen, Christer Strömholm, Robert Frank, Ulrich Mack, Bruce Davidson, William Klein, William Eggleston, Rudi Meisel, René Burri, Barbara Klemm, Robert Lebeck, Jeff Mermelstein, Joel Meyerowitz, László Moholy-Nagy, Inge Morath, Sebastiáo Salgado, Eugene Smith, Thomas Höpker, Bruce Gilden, Alex Webb.

Some 500 photographs, supplemented by documentary material, including journals, magazines, books, advertisements, brochures, camera prototypes and films, will recount the history of small-format photography from its beginnings to the present day. The exhibition, which is curated by Hans-Michael Koetzle, follows the course of technological change and photographic history. Trailer

A book will be published at Kehrer Verlag. Edited by Hans-Michael Koetzle.

Haus der Photographie Deichtorhallen
Deichtorstraße 1-2, 20095 Hamburg, Germany
October 24, 2014 – January 11, 2015 | Tue-Sun: 1pm-6pm

Jürgen Trittin
September 11, 2014

Mensch und Arbeit (Man at Work)

As a part of the international Photoscene Cologne shows the Kunstverein 68elf e.V. in the Museum Zündorfer Wehrturm about 40 photographic positions.
The exhibition examines the relationship of today's people to work in the mirror of photography in documentary as well as in artistic form.

From the series of Oskar Lafontaine WAHL KAMPF RITUAL four photographs will be shown.

Special event on September 20, 2014: Anke Reitz, curator and Conservator of the family of man in the castle of Clervaux, Luxembourg, speaks about "Edward Steichen's curation – today an option?" followed by a discussion.

Exhibition: September 14 – October 5, 2014
Museum Zündorfer Wehrturm, Hauptstraße 181, 51143 Cologne, Germany

photo archive bernd arnold
June 10, 2013

Vintage Prints, Licenses, Right Managments and Downloads International are available via photo archive.

March 24, 2014

Zack, rums, knuff

New publication: Recep Tayyip Erdogan in TAZ
The Lord – Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Cologne, Germany.
Daily newspaper taz March, 24, 2014, p. 1

Download HiRes

catholic procession
Pope Benedict in Munich
February 15, 2014

New tearsheets

Two photographs about RITUALS in GEO magazine January 2014, p. 119, 123

magazine JOURNALIST Portrait Jörg Thadeusz

Portrait of Jörg Thadeusz – anchorman of RBB.
Journalist, Nov. 2013, S. 42-49

Anchorman Jörg ThadeuszAnchorman Jörg ThadeuszJörg ThadeuszAnchorman Jörg Thadeusz
January 11, 2014
Panel discussion and presentations

The power of images
– Dimensions of photography

On Saturday, the 11th of January 2014, the Catholic Academy Schwerte invites of the 40th artists meeting. The program of the day includes a tour of the exhibition with the curator Prof. Stefanie Lieb.
Prof. Dr. Christoph Schaden will give a lectureExhibition Macht und Ritual in Schwerte with the theme: „Image, Power, Rituals. Notes on a precarious reception and sphere of activity of the present".
Then, Prof. Stefanie Lieb moderated the Panel discussion with the topic: „The Power of photographic images". The participants are Bernd Arnold (photographer), Joachim Frank (chief correspondent of the DuMont Media Group) and Prof. Dr. Christoph Schaden (Professor of image science, TH Nuremberg).

Christ & Welt / ZEIT about Macht & Ritual
"Unterwerft euch!" October 31, 2013, pages 1-5.

Exhibition: November 3, 2013 – January 12, 2014
Katholische Akademie Schwerte
Bergerhofweg 24, 58239 Schwerte, Germany

Portrait Chancellor Angela Merkel


November 5, 2013


This monograph shows the rituals of German election campaigns since 1984. Eight elections of the years 1984 to 2013 are featured in 113 photographs. The chancellors are Willy Brandt, book WAHL KAMPF RITUAL Monograph Bernd ArnoldHelmut Schmidt, Helmut Kohl, Gerhard Schröder, Angela Merkel and the challengers are Franz Josef Strauss, Hans Jochen Vogel, Johannes Rau, Oskar Lafontaine, Rudolf Scharping, Edmund Stoiber, Frank Walter Steinmeier and Peer Steinbrück.

Text: Christoph Schaden.
Design: Knut Schötteldreier
German Language,
Hardcover, 17x25cm, 192 pages,
113 photographs (Duotone) and 10 illustrations.
Published by Edition Panorama, Mannheim 2013.
ISBN 978-3-89823-473-3

More information?

Angela Merkel
August 8, 2013

Rituals of election campaigns

In this year a small part of the serie "Wahlkampfrituale" will be exhibited at the photofestival Wiesbadener Fototage. The election campaigns of the German Bundestag are photographed since 1986. A monograph will be published in Autumn 2013. More information will come up later.
On the left side chancellor Angela Merkel, 2013.

Exhibition September 7-22, 2013
Kunsthaus Wiesbaden, Schulberg 10 and at other places in Wiesbaden.

Cover Stadtrevue my boss is god
August 7, 2013

New publications

Mein Boss ist Gott
Cover of the Cologne monthly magazine Stadtrevue with the title "My boss is god". A story about catholic employer. (l.)
Stadtrevue June 2013, p. 1

Portrait Karl Lamers
The portraits of the German politician Larl Lamers (r.) are photographed in assignment for the French magazine L'Express. The topic was the relationship between France and Germany.
L'Express, June 2013, p. 6-10

Karl LamersKarl LamersKarl Lamers in L´Express
July 1, 2013
New Portraits

Reiner Will
Tedros Teclebhran

Portrait of the economic specialist Reiner Will (r.) for the magazine Capital. The topic: Life Insurance
Capital 1/2013, p.5.

Anchorman Tedros Teclebhran Tedros Teclebhran is a star at YouTube. Now he starting his career as an anchorman in television ZDFneo. A portrait for the German daily newspaper taz.

Portrait Reiner WillPortrait Reiner WillPortrait Reiner WillReiner Will
Maiwald projections – Digitalis
April 24, 2013

New Works

Maiwald – Alternate projections to get patience # 1-7 (l.)

Mimesis – Dark mass, bizarre situations,Mimesis Carnival – embrace shadowy portraits and questionable details vary between the real and the fictional.For the outside observer, it could be almost impossible to distinguish between the people of the everyday life and the masked ones. Street Photography of deceptive gamers at carnival in Cologne, Germany. A new part of the cycle "Black East Wild West" (r.)

Mimesis Carnival woman with blonde hairMimesis Carnival – masses
March 25, 2013

New Publication

Global Coffee Review
A portrait about the chairman of the 4C association Robert Waggwa Nsibirwa. Photographed for the Australian magazine Global Coffee Review 1/2013 p. 1, 10-14lawyers NSU Beate Zschäpe

Anja Sturm, Wolfgang Heer und Wolfgang Stahl, a heavy Court process expected the lawyers of the alleged right terrorist Beate Zschäpe. A portrait photographed for the German magazine Der Spiegel 6/2013, p. 46-47

Global Coffee Review Robert Waggwa Nsibirwa


Vintage L'Europeo chancellor Helmut Kohl
November 19, 2012

Helmut Kohl in L'Europeo

Two images of former German chancellor Helmut Kohl from the "serie Rituals of election campaigns" are published in the italian magazine L'Europeo. 11/2012, p.102,150.

Vintage L'Europeo Helmut Kohl
Portrait editor Titanic – Leo FischerPortrait editor Titanic – Leo Fischer
November 11, 2012

New portraits
Leo Fischer, Jan Böhmermann

Portrait Titanic chief editor Leo Fischer (l.) for magazine Journalist 10/2012, p. 38-44.

Anchorman Jan Böhmermann (b.) for magazine Journalist 11/2012, p. 48-52.

Frank Wingold Clairvoyance – CD Cover for one of best european jazzguitarists – Frank Wingold (r.)

Portrait anchorman Jan Böhmermann
Frank Wingold Clairvoyance – Virtues and Vices
Helmut Thoma Portrait
Helmut Thoma Portrait
July 7, 2012

New portraits
Helmut Thoma, Thomas D

Portrait of Helmut Thoma (l.), the former manager of the television group RTL for magazine Journalist 6/2012, p. 20-25.

Musician Thomas D. (r.) for the daily newspaper Taz.

Musician Thomas DMusician Thomas DMusician Thomas DMusician Thomas D
Journalist Workaholic Arbeitssucht
May 5, 2012


Illustration about workaholics in journalism. Diagnose Workaholic.
Published in magazine Journalist 5/2012, p. 01, 14-20.

April 2, 2012

New portraits in Capital

Portraits of Asset Managers Kurt von Storch (r.) and Karsten Tripp in economic magazine Capital
4/2012, p. 6, 114-116

Portrait of the president of European Court Of Auditors President European Court Of Auditors Vitor Caldeira in CapitalVitor Caldeira (b.) in his office in Luxembourg for the economic magazine Capital
4/2012, p. 52-53.

Asset Manager Kurt von Storch in CapitalAsset Manager Karsten Tripp in Capital
Musician Serdar Somuncu

January 19, 2012

New Portraiture

Portrait of the german comedian Serdar Somuncu in
the daily newspaper taz Jan 12, 2011.

Der Spielverderber
. A portrait of the journalist
and doping expert Hajo Seppelt in Journalist 12/2011, p. 30-35.

Portrait of Michel Friedmann in Journalist 1/2012, p. 50-55. Journalist Michel Friedmann

Portrait of Dr. Manfred Schneider – Bayer AG
in the magazine Capital 2/2012, p. 64-68.

Journalist Hajo Seppelt
portraiture of CEO Bayer AG Dr. Manfred SchneiderManager CEO Bayer AG Manfred Schneider Interview and Portrait


second world war german veteransecond world war german veteransecond world war german veteransecond world war german veteransecond world war german veteran
GEO Word War German Soldier Veteran

September 20, 2011
On assignment for the French magazine GEO HISTOIRE, 9/2011, p. 24-31.
of German veterans of worldwar II.

October 10, 2011

Deutschland im Fotobuch

Steidl Deutschland im Fotobuch Das Kölner Heil

Steidl Verlag published a book about photographers books about Germany of the years 1915-2009. There are described about 287 books. One of them is Das Kölner Heil.
Grafikdesign Winfried Heininger. Publisher Christoph und Markus Schaden. Schaden Publishing House, Cologne, 1997.

August 18, 2011


in Kunsthaus Rhenania, Cologne, Germany.
The election campaigns for the Bundestag are an ideal occasion to explore strategies of production and self-production across all political parties. The years of 1984-2009 will be exhibited for the first time.

Open: September 9-25, 2011, Wed-Fri 3-7pm and Sat-Sun 1-6pm. Kunsthaus Rhenania, Bayenstrasse 28, 50678 Köln.

invitation exhibition Wahlkampfrituale in GIM Galerie im Medienhaven
August 15, 2011
Art Festival

art festival Strom Kunsthaus Rhenania

Portraitserie XIII

at Kunstfestival STROM

The Art-Festival STROM of Kunsthaus Rhenania in Cologne (Germany) is a show of contemporary art. STROM is a cooperation with guest artists. The programm included installations, experiemtal music, performance multimedia, film painting and photography.

The part of photography will show the topic "Portraits of artist" Photographs from Dirk Reinartz, Rudi Meisel, Bernd Arnold (Portraitserie XIII – see right: Artist of Kunsthaus Rhenania), Michael Oreal, Attila Kleb, Csaba Peter Racozcy, Dirk Gebhardt und Markus Lokai.

Exhibition September 1-4, 2011 Fri 15-3h, Sat 12-3h, Sun 12-22h
Kunsthaus Rhenania, Bayenstrasse 28, 50678 Cologne, Germany.

artist portrait musician Stefan Krachtenartist portrait Kunsthaus Rhenania Alberto Laresartist portrait Kunsthaus Rhenania Stefan Krachtenartist portrait Kunsthaus Rhenania Elke Kimartist portrait Kunsthaus Rhenania Alberto Laresartist portrait Kunsthaus Rhenania Patrizia Marchese
June 3, 2011

VI. Mének-patak International Festival of Photography

The serie Das Kölner Heil and Nacht im Milieu – Night on Demimonde will be exhibited at the International Photofestival in Szécsény in Hungary. Other exhibiting artists are Attila Kleb, G.M.B. Abash, Anna Fabricius, Stan Raucher, Gyula Zarand and others.

June 10 to July 30, 2011, daily open 10am to 6pm except mondays. Hungary, Szécsény, Ady Endre utca 10

Einladung Wahlkampfrituale in GIM Galerie im Medienhaven

April 18, 2011
Two exhibitions in Bremen.

Wahlkampfrituale (Rituals of Election Campaigns) in GIM Galerie im Medienhaven. A catalogue will be published (num/limited 100).
GIM Galerie im Medienhaven, Humboldtstr. 6, 28203 Bremen, Germany. Open: April 26 to June 17, 2011, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.

Some photographs of Power and Ritual will be exhibited at the Art Festival Kunstfrühling 2011.
Kunstfrühling 2011, Gleishalle am Güterbahnhof, Beim Handelsmuseum 9, 28195 Bremen. Open: May 6 to June 5, 2011. Daily 11am-8pm.

January 15, 2011

New portraits

Nadia Budde (author), Joachim Schoenecker (musician), David Berger (author), Stephen Prina (artist) and Robert Cibis (filmmaker).

More new portraits and vintages

portrait author Buddemusician portrait  Joachim Schoeneckerportrait David Bergerportrait artist Stephen Prina during the Kunstfilmbiennale in Cologne, Germanycinema portrait Robert Cibis


Katrin Bauerfeind portraiture
September 10, 2010

Im Glanze Dieses Glückes II

During the 20th International Photoszene in Cologne again there is an exhibition in the Arthouse Rhenania (Kunsthaus Rhenania). In photographic essays and portraits Cologne artists take a look at their "Heimat" in Im Glanze Dieses Glückes II
The artists are Bernd Arnold, Dirk Gebhardt, David Klammer, Markus Lokai, Michael Oreal, Heiko Specht and Wolfgang Zurborn.

Special: Lounge with live music
Tue Sept 21, 8pm: Thomas Müller (p)
Wed Sep. 22, 8.30pm: Kasabami Jazzett
Fri Sept 24, 8pm: Kristina Brodersen/Tobias Weindorf Quartett with Kristina Brodersen (sax), Tobias Weindorf (p), Christian Ramond (bass) and Hendrik Soll (dr).

Opening: September 21, 2011, 8pm.
Open:Sept. 21-26, 2011, Wed-Sat: 3-9pm, Sun: 11am-3pm. Kunsthaus Rhenania, Bayenstr. 28, 50678 Köln, Germany.

September 19, 2010

An ordinary day in Germany

On May 7, 2010 travelled 432 photographers throughout Germany. It was an ordinary day withoutany big news.
A politician fought himself through the election campaign rally two days before the regional elections in North Rhine Westphalia. It is one of the last passionate speeches of Oskar Lafontaine as a party leader. In the pouring rain, the respond is not entirely enthusiastic.
An ordinary day in Germany book

das kölner heil
das kölner heilApril 12, 2010

Dunkelfeld – Fotografische Positionen zu Gewalt, Tod und Krieg

with works of Bianca Patricia, Bernd Arnold (photographs of Das Kölner Heil), Patrik Budenz, Ralf Meyer and Frank Rothe.

Galerie Altes Rathaus Musberg
Filderstraße 44, 70771 LE-Musberg. 16.4.-30.5.2010.

Take a look at the edition 'Sakrament und Sünde', published by Van der Grinten.

April 14, 2010

Open studios
in Kunsthaus Rhenania

In the south of Cologne the studios of many artists will open all day long. Bernd Arnold shows some Vintage Prints of the 80'.

Exhibition in Kunsthaus Rhenania,
Bayenstrasse 28, 50678 Köln, Open Sa 1.5 and Su 2.5.2010, 14-18h.

Portraitserie II Tom
Jugendkreuzweg 2010brochure Computacenter Competence Guide

February 10, 2010
New publications:
Stages of the "Way of the Cross" 2010 a series of posters.

The broschure Computacenter Competence Guide is a portrait of one of the biggest IT Companies in Europe. Also just published is a feature about the fashion company "Ernstings Family" for Financial Times Deutschland p. 6-11.

January 9, 2010

Prints and Vintages

Prints and Vintages are online available. Follow the the link to find baryta fiber/base vintage prints developed by the artist during the years 1983-2006.

photogram Vintages 1983


November 19, 2009

The Zone at the Paris Photo 09

Gallery Kudlek van der Grinten at the Paris Photo 09.
Booth B40, Carroussel du Louvre, Paris,
19. – 22.11.2009

the Zone – masses
Black East East Germany
November 6, 2009

All Night Long

In the group show "NACHTS" the foto essay Black East will be exhibited for the first time. This story takes a dark view at the east German cityscapes. Work in progress.

Kunsthaus Rhenania Bayenstr. 28, 50678 Cologne /Germany. Saturday All Night Long Open Museums in November 7, 2009.

Black East East Germany – StralsundBlack East – East GermanyBlack East – East Germany – QuedlinburgBlack East – East Germany
September 22, 2009
New on this website

Angela Merkel CDU 2009 chancelor election campaignsRituals of Election Campaign 1986-2009

The election campaigns for the Bundestag are an ideal occasion to explore strategies of production and self-production across all political parties.

Frank Walter Steinmeier SPD 2009 election campaignsJürgen Trittin Die Grünen 2009 Wahlkampfritualeforeign minister Guido Westerwelle
July 7, 2009

Christopher Street Day

Cologne Pride Christopher Street DayIn 1969 there were the first protests of homosexuals at Christopher Street in New York. The first CSD parade in Cologne took place in 1991 – with an audiance of only 500 people. Today came about 700.000 visitors to watch the biggest Christopher Street Day Parade in Germany.

CSD Christopher Street Day
Siegfried Lenz Deutschstunde la lecon d'allemand

March 30, 2009
New publication:
Bookcover of "German Lesson" from Siegfried Lenz. Published by Robert Laffont in France.

April 4, 2009
A project talk about
Macht und Ritual (Power and Ritual) is published in The Sonic Blog.

Sal Oppenheim Cologne cathedral BrochureDomfenster craftsman art
January 28, 2009Jazzguitarists Peter Bernstein and Joachim Schoenecker


brochure about the making of the Apokalypse window in Cologne cathedral, sponsored by the bank Sal Oppenheim.


New CD Dialogue of the jazz guitarists Joachim Schoenecker and Peter Bernstein.


Die Zeit Hotel Koenigshof
December 23, 2008

Mord ohne Mörder

On assignment for DIE ZEIT.
Scene of a negotiation between the politicians Kurt Beck, Franz Müntefering and Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Two days later Kurt Beck was disposed and the german socialist party drifted into difficult times.

November 20, 2008Neulich am Rande der Strasse

Neulich am Rande der Straße...

is the latest work of the cycle Digitalis. The group exhibition Variety Of Kinds will show the latest works of variuos artist in the hall of the Rhenania Arthouse.

Kunsthaus Rhenania
Bayenstr. 28, 50678 Cologne. The exhibition will open from Nov 22 until Dec 5, 2008. Nov 21, 2008, 7pm Vernissage; Mon-Fri 5-8pm; Sat-Sun 11am – 6pm Finissage Dec 5, 7pm with Christian Saettele Quartett feat. Brigitta Lorenz.

September 10, 2008

VISUM – In the Glory of this Happiness

New Works exhibition during the Photokina from September 20 until Sept 28: Rhenania, Bayenstr. 28, 50678 Cologne. 14 Visum photographers will present their latest work on 'International Photo scene Cologne' in the hall of the Rhenania Arthouse. the Zone street photography
The new serie The Zone is the second part of a new cycle (first part The Portal). The new essay the zone moves on the courses of glory and happiness. This pictures will be exhibited the first time during the Photokina.

Sept 20, 2008, 8 p.m. Vernissage; Mon-Fri 3 – 8 p.m; Friday Special: 8 p.m. CD Release Concert featuring Frank Wingold (git) and Martina Gassmann (voc); Sat, September 27. Finissage and Special Jazz Jam-Session.

the Zone street photography massesthe Zone streetphotography – walkingthe Zone streetphotography
May 28, 2008

Sigmar Gabriel – minister of environment

during the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, CBD 2008 in Bonn. During the convention Greenpeace demonstrated in the early morning. About 50 activists set ablaze a tree stump from the Amazon rainforest, on the Rhine River. Greenpeace is demanding 2 billion Euro per year from the German government to protect the last remaining ancient rainforests.

Portraiture of Sigmar Gabriel

May 12, 2008

Open studios

In the south of Cologne the studios of many artists will open all day long at May 18, 2008.
The photographer (see on the right side) will welcome you in his accustomed friendly manner. More info about the artists house Kunsthaus Rhenania.

Bernd Arnold selfportraitMoby musician and producer
Moby musician and producer
March 6, 2008


The New York based musician and producer Moby published in NZZ am Sonntag.

Leisure Minx
January 17, 2008

The cover photography for the new CD "in the backyards of our soul" of Martina Gassmann und Frank Wingold

Jim Beard musian portrait

January 25, 2008

Jim Beard

The New York based jazzpianist Jim Beard photographed for his new CD "Revolution".


noArte Bischofsring
November 14, 2007

Power and Ritual
in Sardegna

will be shown at the Museo Su Palatu in Villanova/Sardegna. The exhibition will be open until january 2008. Other artists are Mario Dondero, Attila Kleb, Judith Horváth, György Stalter & Judit Horváth.

24.11.2007-27.1.2008 in SU PALATU Villanova Monteleone, open tue-sun 16-20h.

October 14, 2007
POWER AND RITUAL will be shown at the NoArte Festival in Museo del Crudo in San Sperate/Sardegna. The exhibition will be open till november 2007. Other artists are Attila Kleb and Mamikon Yengibarian.

August 1, 2007

Annual Report
Sal. Oppenheim

A documentation about daily life and work of Sal. Oppenheim in Prague, Frankfurt, Luxembourg, Zurich and Cologne.

Sal Oppenheim Annual Report 2005 – CoverSal. Oppenheim in Prague – Annual Report 2005
July 10, 2007

Macht und Ritual – Power and ritual

A collection of black and white images captures the most diverse ceremonies and rituals: religious, profane, political and nonsensical. The exhibition will be in Landesvertretung Rheinland-Pfalz in Berlin under patronage of Leica Camera AG.

The exhibition will be open from the 15th of July until the 26th of August 2007. Landesvertretung Rheinland-Pfalz, In den Ministergärten 6, 10117 Berlin. Daily 10-20h.

RTL Television, Peter Klöppel, Ulrike von der Gröben Mattscheibe
June 6, 2007

Is our world a telly?

published in the new online magazine lunatic#1

March 2, 2007Tüv Rheinland Yokohame Wahlkampfrituale

Macht und Ritual – Power and Ritual

A collection of black and white images captures the most diverse ceremonies and rituals: religious, profane, political and nonsensical. The Catholic church is seen as a system of salvation, politicians as purveyors of rhetoric and the media as a tool to manipulate consumers... The exhibition shows an undistorted reflection of the exploitation human vulnerability.
The exhibition will be open from the 15th of March until the 17th of May 2007.

TüV Rheinland Forum, Shin Yokohama Daini Center Bldg. 1F, 3-19-5 Shin Yokohama, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama 222-0033. Under patronage of Goethe Institut and Curator Gero Furchheim.

"To say that classic, analog photography registers the surface of the visible world with astounding precision is no doubt correct in a physical sense. But it probably does not mark the boundaries of a camera art that claims, as it were, to look "behind the scenes". This is exactly the intent of photographer Bernd Arnold from Cologne, whose particular concerns are those fields where conscious acting, the deliberate donning of a mask, is, in a manner of speaking, a "sine qua non". To begin with, Arnold was interested in the rites and rituals of the Catholic church, but rapidly extended his radius to the fields of politics and media and – using a black-and-white photographic form that is as intelligent as it is atmospherically dense-showed how critical documentary photography might look today."

Michael Koetzle about 'Macht und Ritual' cycle, 1986-2004.

February 22, 2007

André Rieu and his castle

André Rieu in front of his castle.
Published in Neue Züricher Zeitung.

portrait musician andré rieu
Janunary 1, 2007

Katrin Bauerfeind

Moderator Katrin Bauerfeind of web based tv show "Ehrensenf" published in taz.

Portrait Katrin Bauerfeind


November 10, 2006


new story on this site. The interface between the secular and the sacral. Since 500 years people at the West Portals of Cologne Cathedral move on the threshold between the worlds..."

the Portal Parler Cologne Cathedral – woman

the Portal Parler Cologne Cathedral
Pope Benedict XVI in Bavaria, Munich, Papamobil

September 10, 2006

Pope Benedict XVI.

in Bavaria, Germany. Take a look at the exhibition "Gott in Deutschland" during the Photokina, Cologne.

Kunsthaus Rhenania, Rheinauhafen, 50678 Köln.
Dauer 26.9.-1.10.2006.
Pope Benedict in Bavaria, Munich Airport, airplane alitalia
Capital – Opus Dei May 15, 2006

Opus Dei

Opus Dei published in CAPITAL 11/2006, a portrait of two members of Opus Dei.

Macht und Ritual

February 8, 2006

Power and Ritual
in Cologne

This exhibition presents the Cologne based photographer Bernd Arnold. His portfolio of black and white images captures the most diverse ceremonies and rituals: religious, profane, political and nonsensical. The Catholic church is seen as a system of salvation, politicians as purveyors of rhetoric and the media as a tool to manipulate consumers... The exhibition shows an undistorted reflection of the exploitation human vulnerability.

Kölnisches Stadtmuseum Zeughausstr. 1-3, 50667 Köln. In cooperation with van der grinten galerie. The exhibition will be open from the 4th of March until 2nd of April 2006, Tue 10am. to 8pm and Wed-Sun 10am to 5pm.

January 20, 2006

Frank Wingold – Clairvoyance

CD Cover and Booklet of the Quartett of jazzguitarist Frank Wingold. Published in 2005.Frank Wingold – Clairvoyance


Rituale der Macht
September 23, 2005

Rituale der Macht

Portfolio about "Power and Ritual" in fotoMAGAZIN
10/2005, p.124-129

September 10, 2005

Wahlkampfrituale 05

Election campaign rituals 2005 The german election campaigns for the Bundestag are an ideal occasion to explore strategies of production and self-production across all political parties.

Die Zeit Gerhard Schroeder
July 28, 2005

24x36 – 50 Years Leica M

The idea behind the exhibition "24x30" was to mark the 50th anniversary of the Leica rangefinder system. Put together by Hans-Michael Koetzle, editor-in-chief of the Leica World magazine, the photo exhibition will present about 70 works of 19 international photographers. The selected photographers – including Jane Evelyn Atwood, Bruce Gilden, Jeff Mermelstein, Tomasz Tomaszewski, Alex Webb and Tom Wood.
Some photographs from the essay "Power and ritual" will be exhibited in New York.

Leica Gallery New York / 670 Broadway / New York City 10012 / Tel. 212.777.3051 on Thursday, September 8th, 2005 / Reception 6-8 pm. The show is running through October 1, 2005.

streephotography Bismarckstrasse June 10, 2005

7. Internationale Fototage Mannheim/ Ludwigshafen

Two reportages will be exhibited from 16.6.-10.7. in Mannheim/Ludwigshafen Germany: "Zone Bismarckstrasse" and 30 photographs of "Power and Ritual".

streephotography Bismarckstrasse


September 23, 2004

Local election campaign

of the social democrats in Germany. A reportage about the decline of german socialists for STERN magazine.

Kommunalwahl SPD Senioren
Kommunalwahlkampf SPD 2004
April 11, 2004

Power and Ritual
in Prague

Leica Gallery Prague, Macht und Ritual

This exhibition presents the German photographer Bernd Arnold. His collection of black and white images captures the most diverse ceremonies and rituals: religious, profane, political and nonsensical. The Catholic church is seen as a system of salvation, politicians as purveyors of rhetoric and the media as a tool to manipulate consumers... The exhibition shows an undistorted reflection of the exploitation human vulnerability.

LGP – Leica Gallery Prague
Nejvyssi purkrabstvi Prazskeho hradu, 11908 Praha Hrad. The exhibition will be open from the 16th of April till the 31th of May 2004, daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Entrance fee 80,- CZK, Fiberbase prints sponsored by kontrastlab

April 11, .2004

Akribie – Materialien zur Findung des wahren Kanzlers.

A special for the exhibition Power And Ritual, contact sheets will be exhibited in the Goethe-Institut Prag.

Goethe-Institut Prag, Masarykovo nabrezi 32, CZ-11000 Praha 1, Open 1.5.-31.5.2004

January 30, 2004

Rhein-Rhapsodie in GEO

An assignment for
GEO magazine. A reportage about a musician group, where some of them are homeless people.
GEO 02/2004.

GEO Menschensinfonieorchester


October 24, 2003


Exhibition with the artists of the Van der Grinten Galler.
Rebecca Lewis, Gábor Ösz, Pierre Faure, Izima Kaoru, Dirk Königsfeld, Mark Curran, Karin Apollonia Müller, Philippe Durand and Bernd Arnold (Canteen and Benedikt Taschen)

Van der Grinten Gallery Opening Oct 29, 2003, van der grinten gallery, Schaafenstraße 25, Köln, Tue-Fri 13-18h und Sa 11-16h.

canteen cashier
Martina Gassmann Leisure Minx
August 14, 2003

Leisure Minx – dogs of unknown people

CD-Cover and Booklet of the band Leisure Minx with Frank Wingold(guitars), Martina Gassmann (vocals), Tobi Lessnow (drums) and Konstantin Wienstroer (bass). Coverdesign by BABELgum and Make-up Art by Elke Kim. Published by BOS.REC. CD Presentation: Oct 28, 2003, Stadtgarten, Cologne.

climate drought  rhine river Koeln July 19, 2003


Drought in the Rhineland for magazine STERN.

February 26, 2003

Images against war

victim child Irak

The exhibition Images against war at the Gallery Lichtblick with contributions of 423 photographers.

An Iraqi child. The boy was heavily injured by an american bombing raid (golf war I) and taken to a german hospital for rescue. Doctors arewatching his healing progress.

Gallery Lichtblick Exhibition from 2/28 to 6/7/2003. Steinbergerstr. 21, Cologne.


Macht und Ritual in TokyoOctober 2, 2002

Power and Ritual in Tokyo

For years Bernd Arnold has been dealing with Power and Ritual of public events. He started his research about behavioural attitudes in different contexts of society with a documentation of catholic ceremonies in cologne (compiled in the book Das Kölner Heil). Following topics were the politicians' strategies of a medium-effective self-production during the German democratic election campaign in 1998 and the world economic summit in 1999. Further on he examined the defining rituals in the world of pimps and prostitutes as well as the production of television sceneries bringing up the question: Is our world a telly? (Ist die Erde eine Mattscheibe?). What brings these stories together is the metaphysical level of power: the believe. Hierarchy and unity of socially relevant groups are manifested continuously through the existential longing for this believe. In his very specific and individual photography Bernd Arnold lights the precisely calculated gestures of the actors of these public manifestations and succeeds in reflecting the aspects of power and its fascination.

First time in LEICA GALLERY TOKYO will show this work from 10/2 to 11/4/2002 in Matsushima Gankyoten 3 F, 3-5-6 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokio 104-0061.

June 13, 2002

Jürgen Wilhelm Möllemann

published in Stern magazine 25/2002

Stern Jürgen Möllemann
January 12, 2002


New projections on the occasion of Gefühlskomfort
Filmhaus Köln, Maybachstr. 111 on 1/19/2002 gefuehlskomfort

January 11, 2002

Eternity II – Portraits

The portrait is one of the classic topics of photography. The challenge of catching hold of a part of the nature of the model and displaying it, of documenting reality, of making someone immortal, of keeping a memory – these are ever returning motives to this subject. Among others with Alvarez Bravo, Harold Chapman, Horst P. Horst, Philippe Halsman, George Hurrell, Willy Maywald and Bernd Arnold.

Gallery for Contemporary Art Düsseldorf, Achenbachstr. 141, until Feb 15, 2002. International photographers' vintage-photographs from the 20th and 21th century.


UN Talks Ahmad Fawzi
UN Talks Ahmad Fawzi
UN Talks Ahmad Fawzi
November 26, 2001

UN – Talks on Afghanistan

Press briefing by Ahmad Fawzi, speaker of UN special envoy L. Brahimi. Bonn, Königswinter Nov 26, 2001 for DIE ZEIT.

UN Talks Ahmad Fawzi
October 19, 2001
Panel discussion

International Fototage Herten

By the title "Verkaufte Ideale, Betroffenheitsfotograf oder Werbeknecht?" ("sold ideals, photographer of affection or slave to advertising?") renowned speakers discuss photojournalism between wish and reality. On the podium will be among others: Bernd Arnold, photographer. Lutz Fischmann, manager of FreeLens. Manfred Heiting, collector and curator. Hartmut Nägele, photographer, Prof. Dirk Reinartz, photographer und professor at Muthesius Hochschule Kiel. Bernd Weise, manager of BVPA. Moderation: Christiane Gehner, DER SPIEGEL.
The symposium is divided into two parts: In the first part two lectures shall give an insight into photojournalistic history and the use of journalistic photography in business communications. In a following panel discussion key aspects of photojournalistic work and its publication will be treated.

October 20, 2001, Herten Castle.

Jean-Luc Lagarce LiebesgeschichteOctober 7, 2001

(letzte Kapitel)

(love story – final chapters)
Content of the play: Two men, a woman and a reunion. It is the story of three, telling each other the story of their love and their breakup. Memories and fiction are mixing. The "love story" becomes a book, a fairy tale, a play. At times one might think that the characters were still finishing their thoughts as they already talk. Pictures from the past are summoned, corrected and flow away again. Directed by Inka Neubert.
Stage design and photography by Bernd Arnold. Performance by Christian Bergmann, Hanno Dinger and Stefanie Mühle.

Premiere Oct 17, 2001 at the Kölner Filmhaus. Further shows: Nov 14 to Nov 18, Dec 12 to Dec 16, Jan 16 to Jan 20, Feb 27 + Feb 28, Mar 1 + Mar 3, 2002.

September 4, 2001

Internationale Fototage Herten

Opening Sept 27, 2001, Glashaus.
This year the main geographic emphasis lies on Europe.Macht und Ritual Helmut Kohl Curators from all european countries are asked to formulate positions to young photography in their country by the title Visions of Europe – young contemporary european photography. A collective exhibition of young german photography also originated in this cycle titled "Denk ich an Deutschland..." ("Thinking of Germany..."), thoughtfully and critically concerning german realities. Among others there are projects of Bertram Kober, Johannes Backes, Bernd Arnold (Cycle Power and Ritual), Hans-Christian Schink, Thorsten Futh, Bettina Flitner.

June 9, 2001


Photographs about the "forgotten" topics of HIV and AIDS.
Four renowned Cologne galleries are participating in the Kulturprogramm Lebenshaus. Displaying different artistic positions, the exhibition shows the social relevance and the relationships between the topics love, sexuality, life, survival and death. Involved are Keri Pickett (Minneapolis), Andrej Barov (Munich), Steve Hart (New York), Bernd Arnold (Cologne, Morgue – Franz van der Grinten), David Wojnarowicz (New York), Roger Lips (Cologne) und Vincent Allen W (New York).

Fri, June 29 to Sun, June 15, 2001, exhibition hall Alte Feuerwache, Cologne.

Morgue Portrait Franz van der Grinten
Christiane PoelnitzApril 17, 2001

Stuck in a moment you can't get out of

Photographic portraits. An exhibition project with Büro für Fotos. Participants include Franz van der Grinten and Rebecca Lewis.

Gallery Altes Rathaus Musberg
Leinfeld-Echterdingen. Vernissage on April 28, 2001. Duration of the collective exhibition: 4/28 to 6/3/2001.

April 2, 2001
Art Fair

Büro für Fotos goes Art Brussels

20.4.- 24.4.2001, Stand 4C-06

Messe KunstKöln

March 3, 2001
Art Fair

Büro für Fotos goes kunstKöLN

At the international fair (for editions, photography, Art Brut, arts after 1960) the Van der Grinten Gallery (formerly known as Büro für Fotos) shows works from the series "Macht und Ritual" ("power and ritual"), besides works of Rebecca Lewis and Karin Apollonia Müller.


romantic rhine river
romantic rhine river with women and wine
November 20, 2000


Photoagency Zeitenspiegel awards Gabriel-Grüner-Scholarship. The journalist Guido Eckert and the photographer Bernd Arnold receive10.000 Marks prize for the realization of a promising idea of a report named "Menschen am Rhein" ("people at the Rhine river"). The agency uses the scholarship to remind of their long-term friend Gunter Grüner as well as of "Stern"-photographer Volker Krämer and the translator Senol Alit who were murdered in Kosovo in June 1999. Jury members include leading editors and authors to "Spiegel", "Stern" and "Focus" magazines as well as Gilles Peres.

July 18, 2000

GE Compunet

Annual Report 1999
was created in cooperation with the advertising agency BOROS.

GE Compunet Annual Report
economic summits ritual
June 19, 2000

1st Media Award Cologne

in the category photography was given to Wirtschaftsgipfel (economic summits). The photographic essay was created in 1999 in cooperation with the weekly newspaper DIE ZEIT and the gallery Büro für Fotos. It was exhibited there and updated daily.

economic summits ritual
Kölner Heil Wahlkampfrituale Bad Herrenalb Dokumentarfotografie

April 26, 2000

Symposium of documentary photography

In the course of the 2nd Symposium of documentary photography in Bad Herrenalb the photographic essays Wahlkampfrituale and the serie Das Kölner Heil are exhibit from April 27 to May 17, 2000.

April 7, 2000

Blicke und Ornament

Portraits from 100 years of photography.
Exhibition at the Büro für Fotos, Cologne, April 8 to May 20, 2000.
The way your opposite looks offers you the intrusion into his interior but it can also reflect your own look like a mirror and turn the one contemplating into the one being contemplated. The most intense encounter takes places via contact of the eyes and what makes good portrait photography is standing up to this intensity: the tension between the luck of the moment and the sovereignty of the expression. The fact that the exemption of the hierarchy between author and model fills all of photographic history is subject of the exhibition.
Part of the exhibition is Portraitserie-II 1985.

Portraitserie II Tom
December 12, 2000

Rituals of Election Campaigns (top ten of Oskar-Barnack-Prize) in Leica World

The portfolio "Election Campaign Rituals" was published in the first issue of Leica World on pages 54 to 61 and titled Choreography of Power.

The story entered the final round of the top ten runners-up to the Oskar-Barnack-Preis 1999 and was shown in the evening show in the arena of Arles, France. Other portfolios in Leica World are of Lilian Bassmann, Anton Corbijn, Franz Hubmann, Mike Meiré, Saul Leitner, Martin Parr and Francesco Guisti.

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