Bettina Keller / Authors, Actors, Artists

11.8.2018 – 30.9.2018

Center for Contemporary Art – Lounge


Photographer Bettina Keller (*1960 in Bremen) has for many years been moving her camera close to the events of Berlin’s cultural world. Both as a freelance photographer and on behalf of institutions, she has taken numerous portraits of authors*, actors* and artists*. Characteristic of many of her works is the intimate and sensitive closeness to the portrayed, which accompanies her behind the scenes of the theatre, on reading tours or at exhibition openings. For the ZAK lounge, Bettina Keller has selected photographs that, on the one hand, make Berlin’s cultural developments over the past decades comprehensible in sensitive photographs, but, on the other, also remind us of outstanding personalities who have decisively shaped the city’s culture. These include portraits of Sibylle Bergemann, Helmut Newton, Walter Kempowski, Harry Mulisch, Marcel Reich-Ranicki, Angelika Schrobsdorff, Toni Morrison, Georgette Dee, Jurek Becker, Raffaela Renzi and many others.


Supported by funds from the district promotion funds of the Senate Administration for Culture and Europe.
Abb.: Portrait Raffaela Renzi (Ausschnitt), 30×40 cm, 1989, Baryt-Paper
Das lange Gebäude der Alten Kaserne, Foto: Zitadelle Berlin, Friedhelm Hoffmann


Center for Contemporary Art // Old Barracks