Sibylle Bergemann (1941-2010) was one of the most important German artists of the past decades and is internationally the most famous representative of GDR photography. With her pictures between dream and social reality, she made photographic history. Some of her photographs have become icons and will survive time as an important part of German imagery.
Sibylle Bergemann was a master of composition and the conscious use of color, who mastered various styles of photography, whether documentary or portrait, fashion, essay or landscape. Through her educational work she has influenced a whole generation of young photographers. At her home in Berlin-Mitte, GDR colleagues and internationally renowned photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Helmut Newton and Robert Frank came together. After the reunification she co-founded OSTKREUZ - photographer's agency and was a member of the Academy of Arts in Berlin. She was a photographer who, in an often individualistic profession, was always looking for community and fellowship.