»Mostly large-scale thematic projects, often dealing with societal taboos. Since the end of the 1980`s one of Germany's most widely discussed photographers.«
Lexicon of Photographers 1900 - today, Munich 2002
»One of her largest projects was «Jüdische Portraits» (Jewish Portraits). Here she did not limit herself to photographic portraits of world-renowned Jewish personalities of German intellectual background. She also conducted penetrating interviews evidencing an in depth knowledge of the individual personalities achievements.«
Prestel - Lexicon of Photographers, published by Reinhold Mißelbeck, Munich 2002
»With each new work, Herlinde Koelbl writes a chronicle of the age, similar to the novelists of the past, like a Zola or a Balzac, using merely a different medium.«
Harald Martenstein, Der Tagesspiegel 09/08/2001
2009 Federal Cross of Merit on Ribbon
2001 Dr. Erich-Salomon-Award
2000 Golden Camera
1999 Grimme Award Nomination
1993 Golden Venus for Photography
1992 Epica Award
Kodak Pro Award
1989 Herwig Weber Award
1987 Leica Medal of Excellence
Interview Entretien avec Herlinde Koelbl pour sa série « Targets » A 75 ans, Herlinde Koelbl, photographe allemande, continue à marquer l'univers de la photographie. Elle expose actuellement au German Historical Museum de Berlin pour sa série photo Targets (« cibles » en anglais). Elle photographie à travers le monde les cibles utilisées dans les camps d'entraînement militaires. Celles-ci ne sont pas universelles mais pour la plupart à l'effigie d'hommes et de femmes choisis par chaque camp. La première fois qu'elle prend en photo une cible militaire, c’était il y a plus de trente ans. Depuis, ce « symbole de violence et de mort » ne la quittera plus. Cela fait maintenant six ans qu'elle parcourt le monde du Pakistan aux Etats-Unis, en passant par la Chine ou la Mongolie, o&... Actualité L'Insensé BERLIN & CO Pourquoi ? Quelle est la capitale européenne qui connaît aujourd’hui une prodigieuse effervescence artistique ? Berlin.
Quel est le pays qui a le plus d’écoles de photographie prestigieuses dans le monde ? l’Allemagne.
Quel est le magazine qui, chaque année, fait un état des lieux d’un pays à travers sa culture photographique ? L’Insensé Photo.
Vous l’aurez bien sûr deviné, le numéro de L’Insensé Photo, à paraître le 29 septembre 2009, est un spécial : « Berlin & Co, les photographes allemands ».
Comment ? Effectivement, il n’y a pas plus riche en photographie que cette culture si exigeante, au passé conceptuel et à l’avenir ouvert. 50 photo... Livre Herlinde Koelbl - Männer Herlinde Koelbl: A German woman photographs men. Another lone pioneer in the era of women's lib exploring erotic photography. Published 1984. Very tender and intimate portrais of men and men's bodies. Strong men made vulnerable! I have yet to find another phographer who takes it there like Koelbl does. Her subjects are a mix of ages, races, and body types, from muscular to skinny; they are not fashion-model beautiful. They ooze masculinity, but what Koelbl captures is a sense of humanity and vulnerability. This is men the way women like to look at them. One of my favorite books of naked men!
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# Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds... Vente Photography Auction : The Circle of Life | TEUTLOFF PHOTO + VIDEO COLLECTION On June 18, 2016, at 6 pm the leading online auction house Auctionata will present a special livestream auction in cooperation with TEUTLOFF PHOTO + VIDEO COLLECTION, which deals with the representation of the human body in contemporary photography. Entitled “The Circle of Life”, around 200 works from the collection capture 17 essential motifs such as Early Childhood, Adolescence, Couples, Voyeurism and Desire, Body and Religion, the Political Body, Gender, Beauty, Tattoo, Age,
Death as well as Transformation. The human existence has always fascinated and inspired artists from all over the world; whether it’s the emotions that are reflected in the physiognomy, the body as a form of expression for a particular member of society or the process of aging.
Bidders can immerse themselves in the world of... Exposition Exhibition : Women Powerful and Powerless Virtual Exhibition: 19 January – 19 July 2015 One of the hallmarks of the Teutloff Photo + Video Collection is that although it’s focused on the human body, it always carries a distinct political component. This fact created the idea for a so far unknown vantage point on the Collection – a "woman’s view" became the new approach for a virtual exhibition.
Under the heading "Women: Powerful and Powerless" previously ignored or even discounted links between works and exciting new issues and areas of interest are opened – and I say this without any wish to enter the hotly contested ground of feminist polemics. The feminine view of the collection moves in the field of tension between birth, religion, politics, sexuality, beauty and body protest. It ... Exposition Herlinde Koelbl exhibition : Target With her new, international art project TARGETS the photographer Herlinde Koelbl deals with military training and the cultural differences that are reflected in the targets used for shooting practice in the different countries. The photographs, which were taken over a period of six years in nearly 30 countries, will be shown in the Art and Exhibition Hall of Germany in 2014, the commemorative year of the First World War.
Herlinde Koelbl journeyed to military training grounds in the USA, China, Russia, Afghanistan, Brazil, Ethiopia, Norway, Mongolia and many other countries. The photographs show tattered cardboard man-sized silhouettes, plastic dolls riddled with gunshots and metal plates pierced by bullets. At the same time they reveal the different techniques and topographies of war. American soldiers train house-to... Exposition The Deutsches Historisches Museum presents Targets, photographs by Herlinde Koelbl From May 9 to October 5, 2014, the Deutsches Historisches Museum presents Targets, photographs by Herlinde Koelbl.
Herlinde Koelbl took photographs of her first TARGET more than thirty years ago. It was a shot‐up metal figure full of holes in the furrow of a field – a symbol of violence and death for the photographer.
Six years ago she returned to the theme and started her international photographic project TARGETS. Herlinde Koelbl travelled to almost thirty countries in order to record the targets at which soldiers around the world are trained to shoot. How is the enemy represented whom they are intended to kill later? Is it an abstract figure? Or does the enemy have a face? If so, what does he or she look like? Do the TARGETS reveal cultural differences? Have images of the enemy changed?
A soldier from t... Exposition « Tattoo, the face of freedom » in Teutloff Museum
The tattoo, originally “the tatau” ornaments the skin and thus abstracts everyday life. The Tattoo is a masquerade of the skin and marks the body itself as the place of fantasy. Because through the painted body - through the tattoo - the body itself becomes exotic and therefore there is no normal everyday life anymore. Now there is only an exotic and erotic everyday life possible.
To cover the body with signs is like opening a door. A door to paradise, to another place, to an utopian place. The body itself becomes this heterotopos. The body itself becomes this utopian place. The door of the tattoo leads to the theater of illusions - just think of Genet -, to the theater of desires like in a dream. The door of the tattoo leads to the room of childhood, to the chambers of the unconscious.
To tattoo o... Exposition Herlinde Koelbl - Photographs 1976-2009 Asked why she didn’t photograph mountains or landscapes, Herlinde Koelbl once replied: “People are unpredictable.” Perhaps this statement gives an indication of what makes the work of this great German art photographer so special. She wants to grasp people, understand them, find out something about how they live, what they choose to surround themselves with, how they would like to appear and what they really are, what elates them and what casts them down. Her images are intense experiences because they are the product of a genuine interest in and curiosity about her fellow human beings, and her respect for the lives of others is always in evidence. In her photographs no one is stripped naked, but they are subjected to searching questions. This applies just as much to Gerhard Schröder as to any marr... Exposition A virtual exhibition - TATTOO
Curated by Peter Weibel, ZKM
The tattoo, originally "the tatau" ornaments the skin and thus abstracts everyday life. The Tattoo is a masquerade of the skin and marks the body itself as the place of fantasy. Because through the painted body - through the tattoo - the body itself becomes exotic and therefore there is no normal everyday life anymore. Now there is only an exotic and erotic everyday life possible.
To cover the body with signs is like opening a door. A door to paradise, to another place, to an utopian place. The body itself becomes this heterotopos. The body itself becomes this utopian place.
The door of the tattoo leads to the theater of illusions - just think of Genet -, to the theater of desires like in a dream. The door of the tattoo leads to the room of childhood, to t... Exposition Terriblement beau - Terriblement faux La galerie Esther Woerdehoff est heureuse d’inaugurer l’année artistique 2009 avec Terriblement beau – Terriblement faux, une exposition collective qui met en lumière la diversité d’approches de certains des artistes qu’elle représente, tant au niveau de la mise en scène que de la technique.
Sont à l’honneur dans le cadre de cette exposition des photographes déjà connus par le public de la galerie, comme Arthur Tress, Pascal Loubet, Pierre Crocquet, Herlinde Koelbl, Philippe Calandre, Rafael Neff, Nikolas Tantsoukes et Yvone Diefenbach, aux côtés de deux artistes invités, Gilles Berquet et Nikos Kontzialis, dont la particularité des démarches illustre bien le double propos de l’exposition :... Exposition Photomeetings Luxembourg 2008 Photojournalism and Portraiture Symposium · Tribute to Gisèle Freund on her 100th anniversary
Born in Berlin in 1908, Gisèle Freund was one of Europe's most prominent photographers and a pillar among French feminist intellectuals after fleeing Nazi Germany and settling in Paris in the 1930's, where she pursued her doctoral studies at the Sorbonne. Her thesis on photography in France in the 19th century was met with scepticism, because photography was not considered a serious study then.
In the course of her long career, she went on about 80 photographic assignments around the world, mainly for Time and Life. As the only female founding member of Magnum, she earned her living as a photojournalist. Today however, she is noted for being one of the greatest portrait photographers ever. "She wa...