Since she was awarded the Leica Medal of Excellence in 1987, German photographer Herlinde Koelbl has never stopped receiving prizes. For nearly forty years, she has studied the social and professional worlds through her documentaries, from German living rooms in (Das deutsche Wohnzimmer, 1980) to writers’ desks (Im Schreiben zu Haus, 1998) and work uniforms (Kleider machen Leute, 2012). Her latest work, Targets, is currently on display at the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn, after being exhibited at the Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin. It was a commercial and critical success.
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