"Sibylle BERGEMANN is one of the most famous German photographers. Over more than four decades, the Berlin-based photographer passionately created an extraordinary oeuvre of fashion and portrait shots, literary reportages and athmospheric picture series. The focus was always on people. In the GDR, she worked freelance as well as continuously on assignment for various art and culture magazines. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, she co-founded 'OSTKREUZ - Agentur der Fotografen' and photographed for GEO, Die Zeit, Stern and the New York Times Magazine.
The catalog volume 'Stadt. Country. Dog. Photographs 1966-2010' is published to accompany the exhibition on the work of Sibylle BERGEMANN at the Berlinische Galerie. It presents her unique pictorial cosmos on various narrative levels and contains over 200 photographs from both the collection and the photographer's estate. For the first time, selected motifs from her early work are also shown." (slightly adapted publisher's text, © Hatje Cantz, 2022)