Collecting as a Mirror of Changing Times:
Photography at the Städel Museum

Collection, preservation, research, exhibitions and education together make up the bedrock of a museum’s work. The accompanying operational structures and conception of exhibition objects, on the…


When a family album turns out to be a piece of photographic history

During the summer of 2019, while we were going through stereo cards and photographs at Bruno Tartarin’s professional premises, my assistant Rebecca drew my attention to a photo album she had just…


Collecting photographs before the modern photography market

Your editor has asked me to answer the question “Why did you begin to collect photographs?” In order to answer, I have to go back over fifty years, so you must forgive me if memory fails, but here…