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Jürgen Henschel (1923–2012), a politically active chronicler, specialized in photography of protest culture, urban development and everyday life in West Berlin. His most famous work is undoubtedly the iconic image of the dying Benno Ohnesorg.


From 1967 onwards, Henschel worked as a press photographer for the magazine “The Truth,” which belonged to the Socialist Unity Party of West Berlin (SEW) and was financed and directed by the GDR state party SED.

The archives of the Tempelhof-Schöneberg Museums contain around 23,000 negatives by Jürgen Henschel, who is also known by the nickname “Man with the Ladder”.


On the occasion of his 100th birthday, the Schöneberg Museum is presenting 100 of his black and white photographs from the period 1953 to 1990. These photographs tell the history of Berlin and reflect the spirit of the divided city.
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May 2024
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