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Concept and History

The promotion of photography as a cultural asset is the central purpose of the F.C. Gundlach Foundation. Her activities include exhibitions, publications and projects as well as scientific research in the field of photography.

With the founding of the House of Photography in the Deichtorhallen Hamburg in 2003 and the permanent loan of the F.C. Gundlach Collection The Image of Man in Photography, ideal conditions were created for a constant examination of the holdings of the F.C. Gundlach Foundation, which were and are made visible to the public not only in Hamburg but throughout the world in small and large exhibitions and accompanying publications.

The exhibitions The Heartbeat of Fashion 2006 and F.C. Gundlach. The photographic work 2008, both accompanied by an extensive book, presented the current selection of the founder's collection and his photographic work and met with broad interest and an extremely positive press response.

This positioning of the F.C. Gundlach Foundation and the cooperation between the foundation and the House of Photography today offer an ideal constellation for the realisation of the purposes and aims of the Gundlach Foundation: the promotion of photography as a cultural asset in all its aspects, the processing and presentation of the foundation's holdings and the scientific discussion of photographic issues.