The Diversity of Photography
The House of Photography, which opened in 2005 in the southern building of the Deichtorhallen, has provided Hamburg with a venue exclusively dedicated to exhibiting photography of international significance.
The House of Photography shows international temporary exhibitions of photography—from historical positions of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to young contemporary photographers. The House of Photography has been built up around the F. C. Gundlach Collection—an internationally renowned collection in the fields of fashion and fine-art photography.
About the Speaker
Ingo Taubhorn is the curator at the House of Photography, Deichtorhallen Hamburg. He studied visual communication in Dortmund with a focus on film and photography and started his photographic career as a photo artist. He has exhibited internationally with works such as ‘Mensch Mann’, ‘VaterMutterIch’, and ‘Die Kleider meiner Mutter’.
Since 1988, he has worked as a freelance curator for art institutions such as the Museum Folkwang in Essen, the Pat Hearn Gallery in New York and the Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (NGBK) in Berlin. Since 2006, he has been chief curator at the House of Photography in Hamburg. He is president of the Deutsche Fotografische Akademie (DFA) and teaches photography and visual media at the University of Applied Sciences in Bielefeld. Some of his publications include ‘Saul Leiter – Retrospective ‘, Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg 2012. His most recent publication is ’Sarah Moon – Now and Then ‘, Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg 2016