About the German photographer, Sibylle BERGEMANN (1941-2010)

Sibylle Bergemann worked as a freelance photographer in Berlin since 1976. She photographed numerous reportages, fashion and portrait sections for art and culture magazines of the former GDR, such as 'Sonntag' and 'Sibylle'. After the reunification and until her death, she worked for international magazines such as 'GEO', 'Die Zeit', 'Der Spiegel', 'Stern' as well as 'The New York Times Magazine'. For her, photography was both a professional medium and an artistic-documentary means of expression. Fashion and portrait photographs, situational and scenic photographs as well as Polaroids are the main focus of her work, which captivates with a sober sensuality.

Photo books by Sibylle BERGEMANN

'Mode Foto Mode' (1992); 'Chausseestrasse 125: Die Wohnungen von Bertolt Brecht und Helene Weigel in Berlin Mitte' (2000); 'Leben.Sehen' (2006, zus. mit Fotografien von Barbara KLEMM, Helga PARIS); 'Photographien' (2008); 'Ostzeit. Geschichten aus einem vergangenen Land' (2009, zus. mit weiteren Ostkreuzfotograf:innen); 'Polaroids' (2011); 'Fenster' (2011); '25 Jahre / Years / Ans. Ostkreuz Agntur der Fotografen 1990-2015' (2015); 'Sibylle Bergemann' (2017); 'Stadt Land Hund. Photographs 1966–2010' (2022)

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The anthology 'The Polaroid Project. The Conquest through Art' shows 300 works by internationally renowned artists from the unique Polaroid Collection. Text contributions complement the richly illustrated compendium.
24,90 € *
The b/w images by Sibylle BERGEMANN collected in her out-of-print photo book 'Fenster' do not follow any overarching plan, but are an expression of subjective perception. Each with its details captured window says something about the people they belong to
65,00 € * Weight 0.7 kg
The photographs by Sibylle BERGEMANN illustrate the volume 'Himmelhölle Manhattan' by Irene Runge, which was published in the former GDR in the late 1980s. Classic street photography that captures the events of the day - with a dash of social criticism.
34,00 € * Weight 0.5 kg
Out-of-print book 'Photographien' is the first monograph on Sibylle BERGEMANN. The pictures of the 'poetic realist' show respect for people & their living conditions. Fashion, reportage, essay, landscape, cityscape, portrait she mastered equally sovereign
178,00 € * Weight 1.6 kg
This monograph on the work of the German photographer Sibylle BERGEMANN, published on the occasion of her 75th birthday, documents a representative exhibition of her work that was shown simultaneously at three locations in Berlin in spring 2017.
48,00 € * Weight 1.2 kg
'Stadt. Land. Hund' (City. Country. Dog) Photographs 1966-2010' accompanies an exhibition on the work by Sibylle BERGEMANN. In over 200 photographs it presents her unique cosmos. For the first time, it contains motifs from her early work in former GDR.
48,00 € *
The out-of-print photo volume 'The Polaroids' by Sibylle BERGEMANN contains poetic and empathetic moments that document what basically cannot be captured. Dreamlike and delicate images against oblivion, which elude a temporal and spatial classification.
98,00 € * Weight 0.5 kg
by Mathias Bertram (ed.), Special ed. in two books, slipcaes and with dust jacket, each 24,5 x 27,5 cm., total approx.420 pp., b/w ills., text language: German - GERMAN TEXT ONLY! Lehmstedt Verlag, 2020.
48,00 € *
'Female View' traces the transformation of the fashion photo image from the 1940s to today through exemplary positions: from the fashion magazine to the exhibition and the coffee table book to video staging and digital self-representation in social media.
38,00 € Weight 0.8 kg
'Sibylle' showcases photographers, fashion- & graphic designers, models, writers as well as its political & sociocultural background of almost 50 year long publishing history as the definitive publication on an important chapter of German media history.
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Einzelausstellungen

1974: Haus der jungen Talente, Berlin
1981: Neue Dresdner Galerie, Dresden
1987: 'Immer derselbe Himmel', Club der Kulturschaffenden, Berlin
1990: PPS Galerie, Hamburg, (mit Ute MAHLER)
1991: Centre Régional de la Photographie, Douchy, Frankreich
1992: Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Dortmund; Almediterranea 92, Hochschule der Künste, Almería, Spanien
1995: 'Verwunderte Wirklichkeit Sichtweisen', Galerie Weinberg Hildesheim
1997: 'es ist einmal', Land Brandenburg Lotto GmbH, Potsdam
1998: 'Engel in der Stadt', Galerie le Manège, Kulturbrauerei, Berlin
2000: 'Zeig mir dein liebstes Gut', Museum Berlin-Kreuzberg; 'YVA/BERGEMANN/McGREW', Postfuhramt, beides Berlin
2003: Pinacoteca, São Paulo, Brasilien2004: Galerie Argus, Berlin
2004: 'Finissage, Abschied vom Schiffbauerdamm', Berlin
2006: Galerie Robert Morat, Hamburg, (mit Arno FISCHER); Akademie der Künste, Berlin
2007:'Verblassende Erinnerung', Museum für Photographie Braunschweig
2009-2019: 'Photographien', weltweite Tourneeausstellung des Instituts für Auslandsbeziehungen e. V. (ifa)
2010: 'L'allure des femmes', Galerie Johanna Breede
2011: 'Die Polaroids', Galerie Johanna Breede; Leonhardi-Museum, Dresden; 'Polaroids', C/O Berlin, Berlin
2011/12: 'Ein Traum von Theater. Sibylle Bergemann und das Theater RambaZamba, Willy-Brandt-Haus, Berlin
2015: 'Osmos Address', New York
2017: 'Der Rand der Welt. Sibylle Bergemann in Dialog', Kicken Berlin; 'Eine retrospektive Werkschau', Reinbeckhallen, Berlin; 'Frauen. Und in Farbe', Loock Galerie, Berlin
2018: 'landläufig', Kurt-Mühlenhaupt-Museum, Zehdenick OT Bergsdorf

Gruppenausstellungen

1992: 'Nichts Ist So Einfach, Wie Es Scheint. Ostdeutsche Fotografie', Berlinische Galerie, Berlin
1999: 'Östlich Von Eden. Von der DDR nach Deutschland 1974-1999', Postfuhramt, Berlin
2003: 'Kunst In der DDR. Eine Retrospektive', Nationalgalerie, Berlin; 'A Clear Vision', Deichtorhallen, Haus der Photographie, Hamburg
2005: 'Heimat Moderne. Die fotografierte Stadt', Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig; 'Utopie Und Wirklichkeit. Ostdeutsche Fotografie 1956-1989', Willy-Brandt-Haus, Berlin
2006: 'Heartbeat Of Fashion', Deichtorhallen, Hamburg; 'Leben. Sehen', Käthe-Kollwitz-Museum, Köln
2008: 'Von Kunst Und Politik', Kunstraum im Dt. Bundestag, Berlin
2009: 'Art Of Two Germanys / Cold War Cultures', LACMA, Los Angeles
2010: 'Eros und Stasi. Ostdeutsche Fotografie', Ludwig Forum, Aachen; 'Die Stadt. Vom Werden und Vergehen', C/O Berlin
2011: 'Vanity, Mode / Fotografie aus der Sammlung F.C. Gundlach', Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
2012: 'Geschlossene Gesellschaft. Künstlerische Fotografie in der DDR 1949-1989', Berlinische Galerie, Berlin
2015: 'Sibylle. Das Modemagazin der DDR', Kunstforum Halle
2016: 'Aufbrüche. Bilder aus Deutschland', Willy-Brandt-Haus; 'Berlin, Raum, Radar', Neue West; 'Gegenstimmen', Martin-Gropius Bau, all in Berlin
2017: 'SIBYLLE', Kunsthalle Rostock; 'The Polaroid Project', WestLicht, Wien & Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth Texas; 'Blicke, die bleiben', Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum, Aachen;  'Sibylle. Die Fotografen', Opelvillen Rüsselsheim; 'Between Spaces', ZKR, Berlin
2018: 'Golden Hearts. Sibylle Bergemann und Martin Parr', Loock Galerie, Berlin; 'Radikale Künstlerinnen Hinter dem Eisernen Vorhang, Staatliche Sammlung Dresden; 'Bilder aus einem Vergangenen Land. Ostdeutsche Fotografie', Kunst- & Kulturzentrum Aachen
2019: 'Durch Mauern gehen', Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin; 'Restless Bodies. Photography In East Germany From 1980 to 1989', Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles 2020: 'Berlin, 1945–2000: A Photographic Subject', Reinbeckhallen, Berlin