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Klemm, Barbara (1939)

Barbara Klemm began working in 1959, for the newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung before becoming its arts and politics correspondent, from 1970 to 2004. The German photographer is often present at the right moment to capture the iconic representation of a historical event should it be Léonid Brejnev and Erick Honecher’s kiss in 1979 or the fall of the Berlin Wall. Her images are an objective understanding of the evolution of contemporary societies, ‘action in condensed form’ and a frontal piece of history. Despite depicting famous figures, Barbara Klemm claims she has always been more interested in the stories of ordinary people such as the war veterans of Russia, the children of Calcutta or the market woman of Ingushetia. With her work, the photographer represents the work in its full contrast, between kindness and disorder.
 

Barbara Klemm, Andy Warhol, Germany, 1981
Barbara Klemm, Andy Warhol, Germany, 1981
Barbara Klemm, Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, 2000
Barbara Klemm, Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, 2000
Barbara Klemm, Old National Gallery, Berlin, 2000
Barbara Klemm, Old National Gallery, Berlin, 2000
Barbara Klemm, Durs Grünbaum, Berlin, 2001
Barbara Klemm, Durs Grünbaum, Berlin, 2001
Barbara Klemm, Face to the Wall, Berlin, November 10, 1989
Barbara Klemm, Face to the Wall, Berlin, November 10, 1989
Barbara Klemm, Frankfurt, Germany, 1971
Barbara Klemm, Frankfurt, Germany, 1971
Barbara Klemm, Joseph Beuys, Darmstadt, 1970
Barbara Klemm, Joseph Beuys, Darmstadt, 1970
Barbara Klemm, Calcutta, India, 1982
Barbara Klemm, Calcutta, India, 1982
Barbara Klemm, Kinderplanet, 1971
Barbara Klemm, Kinderplanet, 1971
Barbara Klemm, La Paz, Bolivia, 1989
Barbara Klemm, La Paz, Bolivia, 1989
Barbara Klemm, Louise Bourgeois, Germany, 1989
Barbara Klemm, Louise Bourgeois, Germany, 1989
Barbara Klemm, Moscow, Russia, 1993
Barbara Klemm, Moscow, Russia, 1993
Barbara Klemm, Obelisk, 2000
Barbara Klemm, Obelisk, 2000
Barbara Klemm, Opening of the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, December 22, 1989
Barbara Klemm, Opening of the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, December 22, 1989
Barbara Klemm, Sir Simon Rattle, Berlin, 2003
Barbara Klemm, Sir Simon Rattle, Berlin, 2003
Barbara Klemm, Soweto, South Africa, 1978
Barbara Klemm, Soweto, South Africa, 1978
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