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Herlinde Koelbl



The photographer Herlinde Koelbl does not only show the aesthetics of her images which unmistakable carry her characteristic signature. She also manages to hit a sensitive spot with her selected topics. She comes close to her subjects - predominantly people - and overcomes conventional hurdles. The photographer from Munich reveals how people face their fate and destiny, an extraordinary performance.

 born in Lindau

Numerous awards: Dr. Erich-Salomon-Preis, Herwig Weber Prize, Leica Medal of Excellence, Kodak Pro Prize, Epica Award, Golden Venus for Photography, Golden Camera, Critics Award, Grimme Award Nomination

Herlinde Koelbl lives in Munich

Exhibitions [Selection]

2007Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Schweden
„Haare“ Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg
2006Kunsthalle Krems
Deichtorhallen, Hamburg
2005Museum for Communication, Frankfurt
Palast der Republik, Berlin
German Filmmuseum, Frankfurt
2002Art and Trade Museum, Hamburg
House of History, Bonn
2001Jewish Museum, Sydney/Melbourne
1999Prinz Gallery Kyoto, Japan
"Starke Frauen" ("strong women"), Peter Borchardt Gallery
In the course of the 1st triannual Photography Festival Hamburg 1999
"Spuren der Macht" ("traces of power"), German historic Museum, Berlin
1998Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt
Suermondt-Ludwig Museum, Aachen
1996Lenbach House Munich
Kunstverein Heidelberg
Kunstverein Ingolstadt
1994Woman in Photography, Houston, USA
1993Images Gallery, Cincinnati
1992City Museum Kassel
National Gallery Moritzburg, Halle
Charach-Epstein-Museum-Gallery, Detroit
1991Spertus Museum, Chicago
1990Art and Trade Museum, Hamburg
Historic Museum Vienna, Austria
Munich City Museum (1986)
1989Berlin Museum Jewish Museum, Frankfurt
1986Provincial Museum of Rhineland, Bonn (1984)
1985Künstlerhaus Vienna
1983Australian Centre for Photography, Sidney
1981Kunstverein Munich (1980)
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