Sibylle Bergemann was a leading contemporary German photographers whose works are astonishingly diverse, covering subjects such as fashion, reportage, photographic essays, urban and rural landscapes and portraits.
The social context was always a key factor in Bergemann’s work as in her critical analysis of reality during the times of the GDR. In the late 1960s, she worked in Berlin, and later in New York, Paris, Tokyo and São Paulo. For many years she worked with Polaroids and up to 1990 almost always in black and white, after which she was one of only a few photographers who used colour as a constitutive element of her works.
After the reunification of Germany, Bergemann co-founded the OSTKREUZ agency and became a member of the Academy of Arts.
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