About the German Photographer, Heinrich RIEBESEHL (1938-2010)Heinrich RIEBESEHL was a photographer and university teacher. He had already been working as a journalist for various newspapers since the 1950s when he began his studies with Otto STEINERT at the Folkwangschule für Gestaltung in Essen in April 1963. He graduated in January 1973. His photographs of various happenings by Joseph Beuys as well as Wolf Vostell are today among the best known images of the early 'Fluxus' movement.
Photo books by and about the work of Heinrich RIEBESEHL
'Menschen im Fahrstuhl' (1971, 2016); 'Heinrich Riebesehl. Situationen und Objekte' (1978, by Jörg Krichbaum); 'Agrarlandschaften' (1979, 2002); 'In Deutschland. Aspekte gegenwärtiger Dokumentarfotografie' (1979, by Klaus Honnef, alongside works by Hilla BECHER, Candida HÖFER, Axel HÜTTE, Tata RONKHOLZ, Michael SCHMIDT, Wilhelm SCHÜRMANN, Thomas STRUTH, a.o.); 'Norddeutsche Agrarlandschaften' (1980); 'Vorstellungen und Wirklichkeit.' (1980, by R. Wedewer, alongside works by Andre GELPKE, Arno JANSEN, Andreas MÜLLER-POHLE, a.o.); 'Photographien' (1982); 'Heinrich Riebesehl' (1986); 'Otto Steinert und Schüler' (1990, alongside works by Guido MANGOLD, Rudi MEISEL, Timm RAUTERT, Dirk REINARTZ, Michael WOLF, a.o.); 'Bahnlandschaften. Fotografien 1981-1997' (1997); 'Heinrich Riebesehl. Fotografische Serien 1963-2001' (2004); 'Deutschland im Fotobuch' (2011, by Manfred Heiting & Thomas Wiegand)
Heinrich RIEBESEHL left the Folkwangschule in Essen in 1965 after a conflict with Otto STEINERT, but resumed his studies in October 1972 after being admitted to the final semester on STEINERT's advice. As a practical final project, he had submitted photographs from the series 'Lokomotiven', 'Sabine', 'Menschen im Fahrstuhl' as well as self-portraits, among others. In July 1964 he photographed the 'Festival of New Art' at the TH Aachen, in which Wolf Vostell, Robert Filliou and Joseph Beuys, among others, participated, and in the following years he documented the beginnings of the 'Fluxus' movement in Germany. He made recordings of actions and happenings, including the 'Phenomena, dé-coll/age' happening in Berlin initiated by Wolf Vostell and the action '24 Hours' at the Galerie Parnass in Wuppertal, in which Bazon Brock, Charlotte Moorman and Nam June Paik also took part. In addition to his own photo books, he also edited and wrote texts for publications of the Spectrum Gallery in Hanover in the 1970s.