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Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung Berlin (The Alfred Ehrhardt Foundation)

Nature and the construct of the natural

The Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung is committed to promoting the study of the work of Alfred Ehrhardt, a photographer, documentary filmmaker and outstanding representative of the New Objectivity movement.

The foundation was established in November 2002 in order to preserve Erhardts artistic legacy and estate—which includes drawings, graphic works, photographs, negatives, films and papers—and make it available to a wide public. In January 2010 the foundation moved from Cologne to Berlin. In addition to operating as an archive, the foundation is also committed to presenting contemporary photography and media art. Exhibitions have a special dialogical approach, which provides an encounter between contemporary positions addressing themes intrinsic to Ehrhardt’s work—nature and the construct of the natural—and original photographs and films by Alfred Ehrhardt. This dialogue is then continued in the form of events and discussions and is recapitulated in accompanying publications.