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Kunstdokumentation und

L. Fritz Gruber

"I do not live for photography, but with the photography."

L. Fritz Gruber is one of the most significant collectors of photography in Germany and was co-founder of the photokina. In more than 300 exhibitions, among other things, he helped Photographers such as August Sander at a comeback.
Today his collection and the film lives on as the "Gruber Collection" at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne. Together with his wife Renate, he was a tremendous advocate of photography and helped the medium for recognition as an art form.

In our archive we do have a documentary, based on two long interviews from 1998 and 1999, which gives a deep inside view of the "gentleman of photography" and is part of the "Gruber Collection" at the Museum Ludwig Cologne.

Photo © L. Fritz Gruber / used by permission of Renate Gruber
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