About German photographer Bettina RHEIMS (b.1952, in Paris)
Bettina RHEIMS first worked as a model. As a photographer, she has been exploring female eroticism in particular since 1978. She has published books on strippers, transsexuals and androgynous people. She works regularly for major magazines (Elle, Paris Match), as well as for advertising and the film and music industries. In 1981 she had her first solo exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. She has just bequeathed her entire collection to the Institut pour la photographie in Lille: archives, negatives, contact sheets, photographs as well as publications. The exhibition on this occasion marks three bodies of work, 'Rose c'est Paris' (2010, with Serge Bramly, 'Détenues' (2014) and 'La Chapelle' (2018-2021).
Photo books by Bettina RHEIMS
'Female Trouble' (1989, 1991); 'Modern Lovers' (1990, 1993); 'Les Espionnes' (1992); 'Animal' (1994); 'Chambre Close' (1994, 2001, 2007); 'I.N.R.I.' (1998); 'X-mas' (2000); 'Shanghai' (2003, 2004); 'More Trouble' (2004); 'Retrospective' (2004); 'Héroïnes' (2007); 'The Book of Olga' (2008); 'Can You Find Happiness' (2008); 'Rose, C'est Paris' (2010, 2011); 'Gender Studies' (2014); 'Bonkers! A Fortnight in London' (2014); 'Monograph' (2017); 'Détenues' (2018)