Exhibition: Abisag Tüllmann at historisches museum, Frankfurt

Abisag Tüllmann, Obdachloser im Hauptbahnhof,
Frankfurt / M., 1991
© bpk / Abisag Tüllmann, Berlin

Abisag Tüllmann, Im Café, Frankfurt / M., 1963
© bpk / Abisag Tüllmann, Berlin

On the occasion of the seventy-fifth birthday of Abisag Tüllmann, the historisches museum is presenting the first major posthumous show of her work.Beginning with the metropolitan images of Frankfurt and photographs revolving around the political movements at the university, in the Westend district and at "Startbahn West" (the western expansion of Frankfurt airport), Tüllmann's chief concern was everyday life: workers and bankers, homeless people and children, immigrants and housewives stand for the contrasts characterizing the urban present.

24 November 2010 to 27 March 2011
Abisag Tüllmann (1935-1996)
Photojournalistic Essays and Theatre Photography

What an outstanding photographer! I forgive you my ignorance, but Abisag Tüllmann was not familiar to me until now. My sincere thanks to Ulrike May and Horst Ziegenfusz for providing access to this small selection of Tüllman's work. At the historisches museum you will find more than 400 photographs on display. If in Frankfurt, the Abisag Tüllman exhibition is a must. - Mr Urbano

Read more: historisches museum, Frankfurt, Germany

The exhibition will also be shown at Museum für Fotografie in Berlin, Germany 17 June - 18 September, 2011. Museum für Fotografie is one of the Berlin State Museums. The museum opened in 2004 and also houses the collection of the Helmut Newton Foundation

Abisag Tüllmann, Gert Voss in „Die Hermannsschlacht“
von Heinrich von Kleist im Schauspielhaus, Bochum, 1982
© Deutsches Theatermuseum München, Archiv Abisag Tüllmann, München
Abisag Tüllmann, Fronleichnamsprozession über
den Eisernen Steg, Frankfurt am Main, 1964
© bpk / Abisag Tüllmann, Berlin
Abisag Tüllmann, Bus, Algerien, 1970
© bpk / Abisag Tüllmann, Berlin


br said…
great social realist documentary photography!!! very relevant to today's issues...........unemployment, lack of food....
Rhonda Boocock said…
amazing photography! Classic and timeless!
Fritsch said…
Just been there. And it blew me away. There's a depth to her photography that captures the viewer words can hardly describe. You can't escape once you saw it. Thank you for bringing it all back.

All the best & safe travels, Fritsch.
Great timeless pictures - hope to see them this weekend ;)