Museum für Fotografie

Opened in 2004, the museum presents exhibitions on diverse topics in the history of photography

Jebensstraße 2

The museum includes the Kunstbibliothek’s Collection of Photography and the Helmut Newton Foundation.

The Helmut Newton Foundation occupies the two lower floors in the building and has for many years presented its hugely successful permanent exhibition ‘Helmut Newton’s Private Property’, as well as individual exhibitions on Helmut Newton’s work, his wife Alice Springs, and his contemporaries.

In the Kaisersaal on the museum’s second floor, the Kunstbibliothek’s Collection of Photography presents a series of rotating exhibitions that explore the medium of photography in all its protean forms. From 2004 on, a range of photographers and artists designed spectacular installations specifically for the room that had been severely damaged in the Second World War.  The hall’s renovation, which lasted until 2010, means it is now suitable to host exhibitions of all kinds of photography ranging from the 19th to the 21st century. The exhibitions are accompanied by a varied programme of guides, lectures, and symposia on current research topics

Contacts & Details
tue, wed, fri 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; thu 10:00 am – 8:00 pm; sat, sun 11:00 am – 6:00 pm


T: 030 266 424242
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Jebensstraße 2

Past Exhibitions
Greg Gorman: Color Works
The exhibition “Color Works” presents Gorman’s color photography for the first time in...
04 Dec 2015 - 22 May 2016
Helmut Newton: Pages from the Glossies
This exhibition offers viewers a new perspective on many of Helmut Newton‘s iconic photographs....
04 Dec 2015 - 22 May 2016
A Photograph Rarely Stands Alone
Nearly 25 years ago, the Kunstbibliothek’s Collection of Photography emerged from a period of inactivity...
12 Feb 2016 - 03 Jul 2016
Bernard Larsson: Leaving is Entering, Photographs 1961 – 1968
The photographer Bernard Larsson (born in Hamburg, 1939) was working from 1959 to 1961 as William Klein’s...
19 Aug 2016 - 08 Jan 2017
The Field Has Eyes. Images of the Surveillant Gaze
Museum für Fotografie presents the exhibition “The Field Has Eyes. Images of the Surveillant Gaze”,...
17 Feb 2017 - 02 Jul 2017
Watching You, Watching Me. A Photographic Response to Surveillance
Museum für Fotografie presents the exhibition “Watching You, Watching Me. A Photographic Response...
17 Feb 2017 - 02 Jul 2017
Between Art and Fashion. Photographs from the Collection of Carla Sozzani
Carla Sozzani, former editor-in-chief of the Italian Elle and Vogue magazines, has collected during...
02 Jun 2018 - 18 Nov 2018
Artist Complex: Photographic Portraits from Baselitz to Warhol. Platen Collection
The exhibition presents works by Angelika Platen‘s extensive collection of photographies, bringing...
29 Jun 2018 - 07 Oct 2018
Seen By #10: conlang
The group exhibition constitutes the 10th edition of the Seen By series, a joint project presented at...
07 Sep 2018 - 07 Oct 2018