08. March 2021 - 20. June 2021
Barbara Klemm: ZEITEN BILDER
Stadthaus Ulm
Photograpie 1967-2019. Currently closed due to the shutdown

Black and white photography of a street in Frankfurt. A number of demonstrators run towards the photograph. Photo: Barbara Klemm
Demonstration against the Vietnam War, Frankfurt am Main, Kaiserstraße 1970
Photo: Barbara Klemm
While she worked as a newspaper photographer for the FAZ, there has been almost no historic event where she did not take a famous picture: Barbara Klemm.
It is one of her special talents to capture the precise moment of historic significance. Another is her seemingly indefinite patience and perseverance. This combination is the foundation of her success.

Her photographs are never snapshots; be it the fall of the Berlin Wall, the legendary meeting between Leonid Brezhnev and Willy Brandt in Bonn, the Socialist fraternal kiss Brezhnev and Honecker – in her characteristic black and white photographs, Barbara Klemm has documented the important and great moments of German-German history and politics for 50 years. She captured the instances when history was made. Which made the photojournalist one of the most important eyewitnesses of these historic events. In 2019, the year of her 80th birthday, her work ‘Zeiten Bilder’ was published.

An accompanying booklet is available on location or on the Stadthaus homepage  for € 2,50 (plus shipment and handling).


Project manager: Wiebke Ratzeburg, Stadtmuseum Tübingen

In cooperation with Stadtmuseum Tübingen