Films & Videos of the Museum für Fotografie

Helmut Newton Centennial | Eyewitness Recollections

On 31 October 2020, Helmut Newton would have celebrated his 100th birthday. We are commemorating this major anniversary with a series interviewing eyewitnesses about the founding of the Museum for Photography. Without Helmut Newton’s love for his native city and his wish to permanently present his works in Berlin, the “Haus am Bahnhof Zoo” ‒ the museum ‒ would not exist. Thanks to the work of the Helmut Newton Foundation and the Kunstbibliothek (Art Library) it has developed into a magnet for photography enthusiasts from around the globe.

The interviews were conducted by Ingolf Kern, director of the department of Media, Communications and Events at the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation).

Klaus-Dieter Lehmann, former President of the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz

Length: 10:44 minutes
Production: Retina Fabrik

Christina Weiss, former Minister of Culture

Length: 5:53 minutes
Production: Retina Fabrik

Peter-Klaus Schuster, former Director-General of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Length: 10:33 minutes
Production: Retina Fabrik

Hermann Parzinger, President of the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturebesitz

Length: 4:46 minutes
Production: Retina Fabrik

Gerhard Schröder, former Chancellor of Germany

Length: 4:53 minutes
Production: Retina Fabrik

3 Perspectives on 1 Piece

In our series 3 and More Perspectives on a Piece, we elucidate selected works from very different points of view.

3 Perspectives on 1 Piece | Bega Peppers, 1982 | Part 1

Length: 1:12 minutes
Video: Janina Junge / Foto: Sheila Metzner

3 Perspectives on 1 Piece | Chuckie, 1980 | Part 1

Length: 1:05 minutes
Video: Dalila Daut / Foto: Joel Meyerwitz, courtesy of the Howard Greenberg Gallery

3 Perspectives on 1 Piece | Chuckie, 1980 | Part 2

Length: 1:12 minutes
Video:Video: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Dalila Daut / Foto: Joel Meyerwitz, courtesy of the Howard Greenberg Gallery


Alone in the museum | FOTOGRAFIE. Wolfgang Schulz and the Photo Scene around 1980

On 16 July 2020, Berlin’s Museum für Fotografie (Museum for Photography) opens the special exhibition Fotographie: Wolfgang Schulz and the Photography Scene around 1980. The German magazine of international photo art, FOTOGRAFIE: Zeitschift internationaler Fotokunst, and its publisher Wolfgang Schulz are the focus. Works by Wolfgang Schulz and other photographers illuminate an important period of drastic change in the history of West German photography.

Length: 8:25 Minuten
Produvtion: Retina Fabrik

"Body Performance" VR exhibition by ART VISIT in 8K 360

Helmut Newton Foundation presents "Body Performance"
Director and Curator Dr. Matthias Harder guides through the exhibition: 360 Video - look around with mouse or keys "A" and "D". Works also great on mobile phone and VR-Glasses.

Length: 43:37 minutes
Produktion: Helmut Newton Foundation