About the Cologne photographer, Walter DICK (1914 - 1976)
Walter DICK worked as a photojournalist for the Kölnische Zeitung from 1929 to 1935. In 1936 he moved to Berlin for the Olympic Games, where he worked as a photojournalist for the Berliner Bilderdienst until 1938. In 1939, he was commissioned by the Italian government to take photographs for a coffee-table book in Libya, but was then called up for military service in North Africa and reported from the theaters of the Second World War. In 1945, after his return from English captivity, he produced his pictures of destroyed Cologne and the population's desire to rebuild. Together with August SANDER and his colleagues in the Cologne Intelligence Office, Hermann CLAASEN, CHARGESHEIMER and Peter FISCHER, he documented the destruction of his home city during the war. Walter DICK played a decisive role in shaping photojournalism during the reconstruction phase and later in the Federal Republic of Germany. He received several awards, including the international 'World Press Photo Award 1964'.
Photo books by and with works by Walter DICK
'Erste deutsche Radrundfahrt' (First German Cycle Tour, 1949); 'Das Bilderbuch von Köln' (The Picture Book of Cologne, 1960); 'Zeit der Ruinen' (Time of Ruins, 1965); 'Stadt, du darfst nicht sterben' (City, You Mustn't Die, 1970); 'Menschen im Aufbruch' (People on the Move, 1995); 'Köln. Stadt im Aufbruch' (Cologne. City on the Move, 2002); 'Köln und seine Fotobücher. 1852-2010', (Cologne and its Photo Books); 'Cologne People 1945-1960, 2014)