01.09.2017 - 07.01.2018 // Die humane Kamera. Heinrich Böll und die Fotografie // Köln

Köln, Museum Ludwig

Of the centenary of Heinrich Böll's birth, in its new rooms for photgraphy the Museum Ludwig will examine Böll's relationship to photography and taking photographs - as public figure, as an object of study, as an aid to his literary work, and as a motif in his writings.

One year af­ter Hein­rich Böll’s death, in 1986 the Mu­se­um Lud­wig was opened in a new­ly con­struct­ed build­ing. The ad­dress: Hein­rich-Böll-Platz. The mu­se­um’s pho­tog­ra­phy col­lec­tion con­tains nu­mer­ous works that show Hein­rich Böll. Af­ter all, as an au­thor he was a sought-af­ter sub­ject for pho­to­g­ra­phers. Dur­ing Böll’s life­time, two vol­umes of por­traits of him pho­to­graphed by Heinz Held, among others, were pub­lished. Böll main­tained a friend­ship with Held and al­so al­lowed him to doc­u­ment his pri­vate life—a re­mark­able ex­cep­tion, since Böll tend­ed to be cam­era-shy. A se­lec­tion of por­traits of Böll from Heinz Held’s es­tate will be pre­sent­ed for the first time.


More info: www.museum-ludwig.de/de/ausstellungen/die-humane-kamera-heinrich-boell-u...

Category: Exhibition