F.C. Gundlach Master of fashion photography

Documentation by Eva Gerberding

ARTE/NDR 2017 26 min

Film premiere followed by an interview

Friday 24 November 2017 7 pm

Martin-Gropius-Bau Cinema Hall Free Admission

Franz Christian Gundlach, called F.C. Gundlach, got them all in front of the lens: Romy Schneider, Maria Schell and Nadja Tiller, Jean Cocteau, Jean-Luc Godard and Curd Jürgens. The pictures of the 91-year-old photographer, who lives in Hamburg-Harvestehude, are exhibited worldwide and have influenced an entire generation of photographers.

Paris was the starting point of a great career for Gundlach, who was born in Heinebach in northern Hesse in 1926: in 1951 he had his first exhibition there. He went to Hamburg and became one of the most important fashion photographers of the 20th century with photo series for magazines such as Film und Frau and Brigitte. Since the 1960s Gundlach has also been active as an entrepreneur, collector and curator. In 1975 he opened the first photo gallery in Germany and since 2003 has been founding director of the House of Photography in Hamburg's Deichtorhallen.

The Hamburg filmmaker Eva Gerberding has accompanied F.C. Gundlach with the camera for five years, for example during the preparation of exhibitions and at the party on his 90th birthday. For the film, Gundlach provides exclusive insights into his private archive.

Afterwards conversation with the photographers Barbara Klemm and Hans Hansen as well as the film author Eva Gerberding

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Hubertus von Amelunxen (President of the European Graduate School, Malta/Switzerland, Member of the Academy of Arts Berlin)

Admission free
Admission from 6.30 p.m. within the limits of seat capacities.

Broadcast date of the documentation on ARTE:
Sunday 11 February 2018 11.15 a.m.