About the German photographer, Volker DÖHNE (b. 1953, in Remscheid)

After his apprenticeship as a typesetter, Volker DÖHNE studied at the Düsseldorf Art Academy under Bernd BECHER (from 1976 to 1980) and Tünn Konerding (from 1978 to 1980). He is thus one of the first graduates of the so-called 'Becher School'. From 1980 to 2018 he worked as a photographer and designer at the Krefeld Art Museums. In his photographs he reflects - similar to Thomas STRUTH and Tata RONKHOLZ - the urban living space and which creative and architectural forms it produces; conclusions about social contexts are intended.

Photobooks by and on the work of Volker DÖHNE

'Gesichtspunkte' (1992); 'The Düsseldorf School of Photography. Photographs 1961-2008' (2009, 2017 by Stefan Gronert); 'Der Rote Bulli. Stephen Shore and the New Düsseldorf School of Photography' (2010, by Werner Lippert and Christoph Schaden); 'Köln am Dom' (2017); 'Fotografien werden Bilder: Die Becher-Klasse' (2017, by Martin Engler); 'Limes: Grenzgänge eines Fotografen von Bonn bis Xanten' (2018); 'Bunt. Farbige 1970er Jahre' (2019); 'Moving Mies. Sammlungssatellit #1 / Collection satellite #1' (2020)

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Photo-text volume 'The Düsseldorf School of Photography' traces its ascendancy from the mid-1970s. Filled with superb reproductions of the artists' best-known pictures, this compendium offers the first encyclopaedic overview of this important movement.
0,00 € Weight 2.4 kg
The focus of the catalog illuminating the early phase of the BECHER school is on the mutual influences between the image concepts emerging in Düsseldorf and the innovations of the 'New-Color Photography' and the 'New Topographics' movement in the U.S..
198,00 € Weight 1.8 kg
This photo volume, 'Bunt: Farbige 1970er Jahre' (Colored. Colorful 1970s) by early BECHER student Volker DÖHNE, shows photographs of colorful cars in groups as well as stand-alone gazebos. The book is rounded off by a German-language introductory text.
20,00 € Weight 0.5 kg
'Köln am Dom' by Volker DÖHNE consists of b/w photographs showing Cologne's city center, with the Cathedral or at least the spires always being visible. In intelligent essays, the authors comment on the changes in the architectural appearance of this city
from 24,90 € Weight 0.7 kg
'Fotografien werden Bilder' contains works by 9 Becher class graduates Volker DÖHNE, Andreas GURSKY, Candida HÖFER, Alex HÜTTE, Tata RONKHOLZ, Thomas RUFF, Jörg SASSE, Thomas STRUTH and Petra WUNDERLICH, who have reformulated the perception of photography
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Exhibitions (a selection)
Solo exhibitions

1979: Galerie KIS, Düsseldorf
1992: Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld
1995: Galerie Yves Gevaert, Brüssel
2015: Krefelder Kunstverein
2018: Kaiser-Wilhlem-Museum, Krefeld

Group exhibitions

2010: 'Der Rote Bulli. Stephen Shore und die Neue Düsseldorfer Fotografie', NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf (with roundabout 400 photographs by Stephen SHORE, Bernd & Hilla BECHER, Thomas STRUTH, Volker DÖHNE, Axel HÜTTE, Candida HÖFER, Thomas RUFF, Tata RONKHOLZ, Wendelin BOTTLÄNDER, Andreas GURSKY, Martin ROSSWOG, Andi BRENNER, Simone NIEWEG, Boris BECKER, Kris SCHOLZ, Stefan SCHNEIDER, Claudia FÄHRENKEMPER, Claus GOEDICKE, Matthias KOCH, Laurenz BERGES, Elger ESSER, Miles COOLIDGE and Bernhard FUCHS, with catalog volume)
2017: 'Fotografien werden Bilder. Die Becher-Klasse', Städel Museum, Frankfurt (with catalog volume)