About German photographer, Joachim BROHM (b. 1955, in Dülken)

Joachim BROHM is one of the first German photographers to explore the medium of color photography in an artistic context as early as the late 1970s. He studied visual communication and photography at the University of Essen from 1977 to 1983, as a lecturer Michael SCHMIDT had a great influence on him, subsequently he also participated in the activities of the 'Workshop for Photography' founded by Schmidt in Berlin-Kreuzberg. After receiving his diploma in 1983, he went to Ohio State University for a year on a Fulbright scholarship and deepened his studies with Allan SEKULA and Jonathan Green. From 1984 he worked as a freelance photographer, and also as a lecturer in photography at the Universities of Applied Sciences in Bielefeld and Dortmund, among others. In 1990, a project of the Siemens Cultural Program enabled him to spend an intensive working period in Berlin. At the same time, the publication "Industriezeit" was published to accompany his first solo exhibition at the Museum Folkwang Essen. His extensive work has been shown in solo exhibitions at the Fotoforum Bremen, the Spectrum Photogalerie Hannover, the Museum Folkwang, the Fotomuseum München and the Fotomuseum Winterthur, among others. Joachim BROHM has been a professor of photography at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig since 1993.

Photo books by and with works by Joachim BROHM

  • 'Industriezeit' (1990); 'Joachim Brohm' (1990); '1987' (1991); 'Joachim Brohm' (1992); 'Kray' (1995); 'Joachim Brohm and Volker Heinze' (1996); 'Schrott' (1997, together with Ralf KREUELS); 'Areal in progress. A photographic project 1992-2002' (1999); 'Areal. A photographic project 1992-2002' (2002); 'Fahren' (2005); 'Ruhr' (2007); 'Brohm / Ottersbach - Culatra / Areal' (2009); 'Ohio. Photographs 1983-1984' (2009); 'Color' (2010); 'Typology 1979' (2014); 'Two Rivers. Joachim Brohm / Alec Soth' (2019);

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'Two Rivers' offers an extended view on the works of Joachim BROHM & Alec SOTH. In addition to the juxtaposition of 'Ruhr' & 'Sleeping by the Mississippi', it also contains also groups 'Ohio', 'Dessau Files' & 'Culatra' as well as 'Songbook' & 'Niagara'.
34,00 € * Weight 0.8 kg
Out-of-print book 'Color' shows selected works by Joachim BROHM, one of the most prominent representatives of color photography of his generation in Germany: 'Ruhr' (1982-1983), 'Ohio' (1983-1984), 'Areal' (1992-2002), 'Culatra' (2008-2010) and some more
38,00 € * Weight 0.8 kg
The map 'areal in progress' is portfolio by Joachim BROHM documenting the transformation of an industrial area. It consists of five loose sheets with images and a double-languaged text by Moritz Küng was the precursor to the out-of-print volume 'Areal'.
34,00 € * Weight 0.3 kg
The out-of-print photo book 'Ruhr' by Joachim BROHM documents the Ruhr area at the end of the 1970s until the 1980s. Naturalistic and documentary - against the trend of the time and following his photographic models, the US Stephen SHORE and Lewis BALTZ.
198,00 € * Weight 1.3 kg
Out-of-print 'Ohio' by Joachim BROHM show cluttered yards & houses and focus on apparently trivial scenes of everyday American life. Combined with use of colour photography, it was in the 80s a significant experiment in search of a new pictorial language.
0,00 € * Weight 0.9 kg
Linen bound HC, with hobi belt, 28,5 x 24 x 3 x 2,5 cm., 192 pp., 60 duotone b/w & 20 color ills., 1,300 gr., bilingual text: English / German
48,00 € *
For out-of-print volume 'Schrott', two photographers each documented an industrial site in the Ruhr region: Joachim BROHM in the port of Duisburg (1993), Ralf KREUELS took night shots in Duisburg-Rheinhausen as well as in the port of Dortmund (1996/1997).
48,00 € * Weight 0.6 kg
Photo works by Bernd & Hilla BECHER, Joachim BROHM, Jitka HANZLOVÁ and Rudolf HOLTAPPEL 4 slipcased pb, approx. 28 x 28 x 3 cm., 240 pp., Black & white and color photographs, GERMAN text only
0,00 € *
In out-of-print 'Typology 1979', Joachim BROHM, one of the first European photographers to systematize the use of color from the 1980s onwards, captures allotment garden huts in Ruhr area. A work between inventory and graphic view of the geometry of color
98,00 € * Weight 0.8 kg
The out-of-print volume 'Areal' by Joachim BROHM documents the transformation of an industrial area marked by unplanned growth into a modern residential & business park. He meticulously recorded the changes in urban structures over a period of 10 years.
35,00 € * Weight 1.4 kg
further photo volumes with works by Joachim BROHM
  • 'Unschärferelation. Fotografie als Dimension der Malerei' (1999, together with works by Andreas GURSKY, Hartmut NEUMANN, Walter NIEDRMAYR, Simone NIEWEG, Jörg SASSE as well as by Heidi SPECKER); 'Landschaft / Landscape' (2002, together w. works by Robert ADAMS, Laurenz BERGES, Bernhard FUCHS as well as by Simone NIEWEG); 'Asia City Strangers' (2006, as director, with works by Andreas BÖHMIG, Valentina SEIDEL, Nicola MEITZNER, Elisabeth NEUDÖRFL as well as by Heidi SPECKER); 'Um Around 1979. Intractable and Untamed: Documentary Photography around 1979' (together w. works by Robert ADAMS, Derek BENNETT, David GOLDBLATT, Candida HÖFER Miyako ISHIUCHI, Ute KLOPHAUSs, Karl C. KUGEL, Boris MIKHAILOV, Gabriele and Helmut NOTHHELFER Thomas RUFF, as well as by Raghubir SINGH'; 'Teaching of... On Teaching in Photography' (2015, comp. with text & image contributions by Tina BARA, Philip Gaißer, Torsten Hattenkerl, Jörg Heiser, Susanne Huth, Annette Kisling, Maren Lübbke-Tidow, Astrid Mania, Michael Mauracher, Larysa Molnarova, Christina Natlacen, Roberto Ohrt, Peter PILLER, Astrid Proll, Maya Schweizer, Heidi SPECKER, Erik Steinbrecher, Anna Voswinckel, Thomas Weski as well as by Nick Widmer); 'Land's End: The Site of the Topography of Terror in the Mirror of Contemporary Photography' (2019, together. w. works by Michael DISQUÉ, Andreas GEHRKE, John GOSSAGE, Michael SCHMIDT, Klaus FRAHM, Margret NISSEN, Volker HEINZE, Kai-Olaf HESSE, Bettina LOCKEMANN as well as by Elisabeth NEUDÖRFL)
Solo exhibitions (selection)
  • 1984: 'America Inside/Out', OSU University Gallery of Fine Art, Columbus;
    1988: 'Places. Times. History/s', Spectrum Photogallery, Hanover, Germany
    1990: 'Industriezeit', Museum Folkwang, Essen; 'Berlin-Berlin', Galerie Perspectief, Rotterdam;
    1991: 'Photographs 1986-1990', Fotomuseum in the Munich City Museum;
    1995: 'Joachim Brohm, Gallery of the HGB, Leipzig;
    1998: 'Joachim Brohm. Photography', Showrooms 2, Huis a/d Werf, Utrecht; 'Slow Attention', Project Space Berlin, Auguststrasse 35