Cologne is not famous for Footfachmesse 'Photokina', brought to life by Fritz Gruber. Before the then Cologne Werkschule was wound up, photography was also taught in Cologne with high standards. Today, Cologne is home to the prestigious Hunsthochschule für Medien, or KHM for short, with an extremely well-stocked photobook library, which still offers the study of artistic photography in the degree program 'Mediale Künste'.
In the category simply labeled 'COLOGNE' you will find photo books that deal with the West German city of Cologne with its millions of inhabitants and its photo industry, or / and that are written by photographers living here. By not only subsuming Cologne under the category 'Rhineland', but by creating its own main category in the WebStore of Cafe Lehmitz Photobooks, the importance of the photo city Cologne shall be made conscious.