Both melancholic and funny, sensitive and incisive is the film „Take a picture“ that shows Sibylle Bergemann during her last days. In our interview, director Sabine Michel tells about her work with Sibylle Bergemann, her stamina and her sense of humor.
Anna-C. Hartmann: Do you recall your first contact with Sibylle Bergemann's images?
Sabine Michel: I became familiar with her work at a very young age. My parents were subscribed to the GDR women´s magazine Sibylle that often published images by Sibylle Bergemann. As a child I always cut out the pictures of the beautiful women. The name Sibylle Bergemann had already struck me then. I found it funny that the photographer had the same name as the magazine. Later, in Berlin, I came across her Polaroids that have, to this day, a particular appeal to me.
© Uwe Mann