Herlinde Koelbl. Angela Merkel Portraits 1991 – 2021

Friday 29. April 2022 — Sunday 4. September 2022
Herlinde Koelbl Angela Merkel Portraits 1991 – 2021

When Angela Merkel’s tenure as federal chancellor ended in autumn 2021, a worldwide unique project of Herlinde Koelbl also came to an end: With a brief hiatus, the photographer accompanied Angela Merkel, from 1991, when she entered the political arena, over a period of 30 years. The periodic portrait sessions document her rise from a young, inexperienced politician to chancellor of the Federal Republic and finally to the rank of a global leader. The unique close-ups capture an extreme physical and psychic transformation of a young female politician and form the protocol of an unusual encounter of two women at the same time. …”

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