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August Sander: Das Rheintal und die Insel Nonnenwerth, 1930, © Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur - August Sander Archiv, Köln; VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2017


The thematic focus of the collection and exhibition activities of Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur are portrait, landscape, architecture, as well as the urban and industrial environment. This includes historical and contemporary positions, which facilitates insight into their interrelationships. We direct our attention toward artists who develop their concepts over long periods of time, sometimes involving multiple media, but who rarely stage their work.

Gabriele und Helmut Nothhelfer: Familie am Tag der offenen Tür der U.S. Air Force auf dem Flugfeld Tempelhof, Berlin 1975, © Gabriele und Helmut Nothhelfer, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017
Albert Renger-Patzsch: Zeche Katharina, Essen-Kray, 1956, © Albert Renger-Patzsch Archiv/Ann und Jürgen Wilde, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2017


New publication:

Farmers. Photographs by Francesco Neri

Ed. Fondation A Stichting/
Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur, 2020; Stuttgart: Hartmann Books, 2020; € 38



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Exhibition notice:

Bernd & Hilla Becher:
Coal Mine Tippels –
Small Mining in Pennsylvania

Kunstarchiv Kaiserswerth
September 28, 2019 – February 16, 2020

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Bernd & Hilla Becher:
Industrial Visions

National Museum Cardiff, Wales
October 26, 2019 – March 1, 2020

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Public Guided Tours

Each Sunday at 15 hrs during the exhibition period (in German, please contact us for tours in English)

The education programme is supported by the Society of Patrons of Die Photographische Sammlung.

Opening hours and entrance fee

The exhibition opens daily 14-19hrs, closed on Wednesday

Entrance fee 5,50 € (red. 3,00 €)
Entrance free on the first Monday of each month!