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Biography

Born in Geldern, 1954
lives and works in Düsseldorf and Berlin, Germany

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2018
Andriesse Eyck Galerie, Amsterdam
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
Greta Meert, Brussels
Aspen Museum of Art, Colorado
2017
Figure Ground, Haus der Kunst, Monaco
2016
Nature & Politics, Museum Folkwang, Essen
Nature & Politics, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
Nature & Politics, High Museum of Art, Atlanta
2015

Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milano
Marian Goodman Gallery, London
2014
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
On reality (with Cristina Iglesias), Ivorypress Space, Madrid
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
Thomas Struth - Five Works, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam
Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
2013
1. Sommerausstellung, Stiftung zur Förderung zeitgenössischer Kunst in Weidingen, Weidungen
2012
St. Petersburg, Schirmer/Mosel Showroom, München
Thomas Struth (Europatournee), Museum Serralves, Porto
Galleri K, Oslo
2011
Thomas Struth (Europatournee), Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen, Dusseldorf
Thomas Struth (Europatournee), Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
Thomas Struth, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
2010 - 11
Thomas Struth Korea 2007 - 2010, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul
2010
New Works, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
Thomas Struth, Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin
Thomas Struth (Europatournee), Kunsthaus Zürich
Situation Kunst - Fotografische Installation, Kunstsammlungen der Ruhr Universität Bochum, Bochum Weitmar
2009
Thomas Struth, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens
2008
Paradise, Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Zuoz
Familienleben, Rüdiger Schöttle Gallery, Münich
Family Portraits, Greta Meert Gallery, Brussels
Family Portraits, De Pont Foundation, Tilburg, NL
Museo MADRE, Naples
Familienleben, Die Photographische Sammlung, SK-Stiftung Kultur, Cologne
Family Portraits, Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam
2007
Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milano
Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
Making Time, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid (cat.)
Making Time, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
2006
Galerie Meert Rihoux, Bruxelles
2005
Audience, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, München
Audience. Marian Goodman Gallery, New York 
Imagenes del Peru, Museo de Arte de Lima, Lima
2004
Thomas Struth. Pergamon Museum 1-6, Hamburger Bahnhof-Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin 
Thomas Struth. Pergamon Museum 1-6, Museum für Fotografie,Berlin (cat.)
Thomas Struth-Une Heure (video portraits) CAPC Musée d'Art Contemporain, Bordeaux
2003
Pergamon Museum. Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milano
Thomas Struth 1977-2002, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Travelled to 
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (cat.)
2002
New Pictures from Paradise, Centro de Fotografia, Universidad de Salamanca (cat.)
New Pictures from Paradise, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden
Thomas Struth 1977-2002, DMA, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
Thomas Struth 1977-2002,MOCA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (cat.)
Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle
2001
Pictures from Dandelion Room, Schirmer/Mosel Showroom, München (cat.)
2000
Galleri K, Oslo
Thomas Struth: My Portrait, The National Museum of Modern Art,Tokyo. Travelled to
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto (cat.)
1999
Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milano
Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris
Still, Centre National de la Photographie, Paris
The Berlin Project with Klaus vom Bruch, Hamburger Kunstverein
1998
Galerie Meert-Rihoux, Bruxelles
Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris
Still, Carrée d'Art, Nîmes (cat.)
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, München
Still, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Selected Group Exhibitions
2018
True Stories. A Show Related to an Era - The Eighties, curated by Peter Pakesch, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
Wilderness, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt
Image-Building: How Photography Transforms Architecture, Parish Art Museum, New York
This Place, University Art Museum, University at Albany, New York; Parrish Museum, New York
Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York
Ettore Sotsass: Design Radical, Bundeskunsthall, Bonn
2017
Dem Bild gegenüber, Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar, Alkmaar, The Netherlands
German Spirit, Galerie Sophie Scheidecker, Paris
Beyond Nature, Draiflessen Collection, Mettingen
Deutschland 8 – German Art in Beijing, Doha Firestation, Doha
Ettore Sotsass: Design Radical, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York; Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing
2016
Hilla and Bernd Becher, Nicholas Nixon, Thomas Struth: New York Topographics, Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York
El Peso de un Gesto. Colecciones „la Caixa“, MACBA y Gulbenkian, CaixaForum, Barcelona
In Deutschland: reloaded (I), Kicken Berlin, Berlin
Mit anderen Augen - Das Portrait in der zeitgenössischen Fotografie, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn
In Deutschland: reloaded (II), Kicken Berlin, Berlin
Gärten der Welt, Museum Rietberg, Zürich
FACES NOW - European Portrait Photography since 1990 (4/4), Centro Centro, Madrid
Der typologische Blick – Ausstellung für Hilla Becher, Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur, Köln
Die Wahlverwandschaften - Elective Affinities - Gara radinieki, National Museum of Art, Riga
Embracing the Contemporary: The Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
Reinventing Photography: The Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Mit anderen Augen - Das Portrait in der zeitgenössischen Fotografie, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nürnberg
2015
This Place, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York
Mit anderen Augen, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn
Gärten der Welt, Museum Rietberg, Zürich
Landscape in my Mind, Kunstforum Wien, Wien
FACES NOW - European Portrait Photography since 1990 (1/3), - Palais des Beaux-Arts , Brüssel
Der Göttliche. Hommage an Michelangelo, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn
Constructing Worlds - Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age (2/3), Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design, Stockholm
Time Present. Photography from the Deutsche Bank Collection (2/4), National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai
Guess What? Hardcore Contemporary Art’s Truly a World Treasure. Selected Works from Yageo Foundation, Collection (4/4), The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
Hamster-Hipster-Handy. Im Bann des Mobiltelefons, Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt/Main
ARStronomy, La Casa Encendida, Madrid
This Place (2/4), Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
Die Ordnung der Dinge/ The Order of Things, The Walther Collection, Neu-Ulm
Time Present. Photography from the Deutsche Bank Collection (4/4), (TBD), Seoul
Checkpoint California, Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle, Berlin
The City Lost and Found: Capturing New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, 1960 - 1980 (2/2),Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton
Eppur si muove, Mudam Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Dialog der Meisterwerke. Hoher Besuch zum Jubiläum, Städel Museum, Frankfurt/Main
This Place (3/4), Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach
Magnus – Scènes de l’imaginaire automate, La Panacée, Montpellier
2014
Family Matters, Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze
Ri-conoscere Michelangelo, Galleria dell'Accademia, Firenze
Menschen vor Flusslandschaft, Pinakothek der Moderne, München
Branching Out, Museum der Stadt Ratingen, Ratingen
On Way: Peter Marino (Titel tbc), Bass Museum of Art, Miami
Lumières: Carte Blanche à Christian Lacroix, Musee Cognac Jay, Paris
The City Lost and Found, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
This Place (1/4), DOX: Centre for Contemporary art, Praga
Time present. Photography from the Deutsch Bank Collection, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
"Flora", Museum der Stadt Ratingen, Ratingen
Constructing Worlds - Photograpfhy and Architecture in the Modern Age, Barbican Art Gallery, London 
Liverpool Biennal: A Needle walks into a Haystack, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool; Nagoya City Art Museum,; 2015 The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
Guess What? Hardcore Contemporary Art's Truly a World Treasure. Selected Works from Yageo, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Enthullung und Verzauberung. Ankaufe und Schenkungen aus der Fotografischen Sammlung, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn
A History of Art, Centre George Pompidou, Paris
Temi e variazioni. L'impero della luce, Peggy Guggenheim, Venezia
2013
Paisaje 1969.2013, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City
Stadt in Sicht. Werke aus der Sammlung Deutsche Bank, Museum Ostwall, Dortmund
Staring Back, Museum of National Taipei University of Education, Taipei
Moving Norman Foster on Art, Carreé d’Art - Musee d’Art Contemporain, Nîmes
German Art 2013, Galleri K, Oslo
Lens Drawings, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris
Des images comme des oiseaux, La Friche la Belle de Mai, Tour Panorama, Marseille
Industrial Worlds 013, Mast Foundation, Bologna
Remember everything, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
See the Light: Photography, Perception, Cognition, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles
Expression, Ben Brown Fine Arts, Hongkong
7. Lanzarote Art Biennale, Fundación Helge Achenbach und Sammlung Rheingold
Weltreise, ZKM, Karlsruhe
Mein Rasierspiegel-From Holthuys to Beuys, Museum Kurhaus Kleve
Le Théorème de Néfertiti, Mathaf, Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha
Living / Loss, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork
A Window on the World, Fondation de L'Hermitage, Lausanne
Gustave Caillebotte. Ein Impressionist und die Fotografie, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
30x: Three Decades, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego
Light Sensitive: Photographic Works from North Carolina Collections, Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham
Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present, CaixaForum, Barcelona, CaixaForum, Madrid
Ein Drittel Weiβ, KIT, Kunst im Tunnel, Dusseldorf
Through the Eyes of Texas: Masterworks from Alumni Collections, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin
Concrete: Photography and Architecture - Jubilee Exhibition 1, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur
Schenkung Herbert Lange. Fotografien von 1925 bis 2009, Kunstsammlung Chemnitz, Chemnitz
How is the World? Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Photography, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington
Landmark: The Fields of Photography, Positive View Foundation, Somerset House, London
AGES. Portraits vom Älterwerden, Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne
2012
Thea with Nefertiti (1/4), Mathaf - Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha
Commond Ground, Biennale di Architettura, Venezia
Lost Places, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg
German Photography 1960-2012: A survey, Ben Brown Fine Arts, Hongkong
Press Play. L'arte e i mezzi d'informazione. Fondazione sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino
La temperatura mentale della fotografia. Castello di Rivoli, Torino
Stadt und Land, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf
Darren Bader: Images, P.S.1, New York
The Queen: Art and Image, National Museum Wales, Cardiff, National Portrait Gallery, London
Conversations. Photography from the Bank of America Collection, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
WUNDER, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems
La Triennale - Intense Proximity, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Arte torna Arte - La contemporaneita e le sue radici, Galleria dell’ Accademia, Firenze
The Queen: Art and Image, National Portrait Gallery, London
Real to Real: Photographs from the Trevor Traina Collection, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco/de Young Museum, San Francisco
Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present, The National Gallery, London
2011
Conversations. Photography from the Bank Of America Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
German Art, Galleri K, Oslo
Prix Pictet Growth Shortlist Exhibition, Passage de Retz, Paris
De-Natured: German art from Joseph Beuys to Martin Kippenberger: Selections from the James Keith, Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill
Atget and Contemporary Photography, Leslie Feely Fine Art, New York
Ruhrblicke - Wanderausstellung, Stadtmuseum Hattingen, Hattingen
Menschenbilder, Grosse Kunstschau Worpswede, Worpswede
Made in Italy, Gagosian Gallery, Roma
Jeff Wall: The Crooked Path, BOZAR - Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brüssel
Streetlife and Homestories, Villa Stuck, München
Vermessung der Welt, Heterotopien und Wissensräume in der Kunst, Kunsthaus Graz
Spaces: Photographs by Candida Höfer and Thomas Struth, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown
2010
Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, München, Germany 
Le Meilleur des Mondes, MUDAM – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand–Duc Jean, Luxembourg
Until Now: Collecting the New (1960-2010), Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, Minneapolis
Dreamlands, Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris 
Realismus - das Abenteuer der Wirklichkeit, Kunsthalle Emden, Emden
Landscape without horizon, Museum Schloss Moyland, Bedburg-Hau
Ruhrblicke, Sanaa-Gebäude, Zeche Zollverein, Essen
Photography, Galleri K, Oslo
Summer Loves, Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography, Amsterdam
Mixed Use: Photography and Other Practices in Manhattan, 1970s to the Present, Reina Sofia, Madrid
Paraisos, Galería Javier López, Madrid
The Red Bully - Stephen Shore and the New Düsseldorf Photography 1971-1989, NRW-Forum , Düsseldorf
Auswertung der Flugdaten - Kunst der 80er. Eine Düsseldorfer Perspektive, Kunstsammlung NRW - K 21, Düsseldorf
The Prado at the Meadows: El Greco’s Pentecost in a new context, Meadows Museum, Dallas
Anni’70, Studio d’arte Cannaviello, Milano
Die Natur der Kunst, Begegnungen mit der Natur vom 19. Jahrhundert bis in die Gegenwart
Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Winterthur
Italian Journey / Viaggio in Italia, Palazzo Fabroni, Pistoia
Prix Pictet Growth Shortlist Preview, Gallery Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris
Nature, Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin
Opere d’Arte Contemporanea dalla Collezione Consolandi, Museo Arte Gallarate, Gallarate
2009
The Making of Art, Schirn/Kunsthalle, Frankfurt 
Urban Spaces, Geography, Identity, Urbanism, Fundacion Proa, Buenos Aires 
Horizons, Beyerle Foundation, Basel 
Sechzig Jahre - Sechzig Werke, Kunst aus der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 
Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin 
Michelangelo - La pietà Rondanini e il Crocefisso ritrovato, Castello Sforzesco, Milano 
Terra di nessuno, Museo Riso, Neapel 
Picturing New York: Photographs from the Museum of Modern Art, curated by Sarah Hermanson Meister, MOMA 
La Casa Encendida, Madrid 
& Museo di arte contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto 
& Irish Museum of modern Art, Dublin 
Obdachlose fotografieren Passanten, Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf    
2008
Kavalierstart 1978-1982, Museum Schloss Morsbroich, Leverkusen
Paradies und Zurück, Schlob Dyck, Jüchen bei Neuss
Art for the Spirit_Works from the UBS Art Collection, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
Dürer und...Künstler der Akademie, Akademie Galerie-Die Neue Sammlung
All-inclusive-A Tourist World, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt/Main
No Leftovers, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern
Die Tropen, Ansidhten von der Mitte der Weltkugel, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin
Troubled Waters. Zwölf Stilleben aus der Siemens Fotosammlung, Pinakothek der Moderne. Galerie Neue Meister del Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Sempergalerie im Zwinger, Dresden
Madonna meets Mao, in Kooperation mit der Yatego Foundation,China, Galerie Neue Meister der Staatlichen kunstsammlungen, Dresden, Dresden
Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz
God & Goods, Villa Manin, Udine
Paradies und zurück, Schloss Dyck, Jüchen bei Neuss, Germany
Vertrautes Terrain, ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany
REAL, Fotografien aus der Sammlung der DZ Bank, Das Städl, Frankfurt, Germany
The Museum as Medium, Marco de Vigo, Vigo
Die Tropen, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin
Troubled Water, Galerie Neue Meister der Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden
Objectivités, Musée de l'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris
20th Century Photography, Chiba City Museum of Art, Chiba, Japan
2007
Der Kontrakt des Fotografen Akademie der Künste, Berlin; Museum Schloss Morsbroich, Leverkusen
Gärten: Ordnung inspiration Glück Städel Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt & Lenbachhaus, Munich
Kommando Friedrich Hölderlin, Galerie Max Hetzler Temporary, Berlin
Private/Public, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Cross-Border: Fotografie und Videokunst aus dem MUMOK, Wien, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart
Kunst zu sammeln, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf
Os Tropicos, Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro & Banco do Brasil  Brasilia
Chanel-L'art comme univers, Pushkin Museum, Moscow
Einführung in die Kunstgeschichte, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichthal
FOTO.KUNST, Essl Museum, Wien
A Tribute-35 Years of the Essl Collection, Essl Museum Wien
Garten Eden, Kunsthalle Emden & Städtische Galerie Bietigheim-Bissingen
2006
Click double Click, Haus der Kunst, München; Bozar Palais des Beaux-Arts, Bruxelles
Cinema Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Grenoble
More than meets the eye, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (MARCO) Deutsche Bank
Collection, Monterrey Mexico
Edward Steichen Photography Gallery, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Tiefenschärfe Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden
Why Pictures Now, Mumok Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Wien
Spectacular City, NAI, Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam;
Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf
Faste !Bigger! Better! Zentrum für Medientechnologie, ZKM Karlsruhe
Carbonic Anhydride galerie Max Hetzler Temporary, Berlin
ArchiSkulptur, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg
Medium Fotografie, Stampa Galerie, Basel
Os Anos 80, Museo Serralves, Porto
Thomas Struth & Rineke Dijkstra, Galerie Xippas, Athens
Der Himmel auf Erden. Der Blick des Künstlers auf den Garten vom Mittelalter bis
Zur Gegenwart Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main; Lenbach Haus Munich
Gärten: Ordnung Inspiration Glück, Städel Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt & Lenbachhaus Munich
2005
Some Trees, Kuratiert von Paul Andriesse; Nak Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen
Conteporary Voices_Works from  the UBS Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, NY
Farisites: Urban Crisis and Domestic, Symptoms in Recent Contemporary Art, The San Diego Museum of Art, Balboa Park San Diego
Universal Experience: Art Life, and the Tourist's Eye, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Kreuz und Kruzifix, Zeichen und Bild, Diözesanmuseum Freising, Freising
Gerhard  Richter-Onhe Farbe Museum Franz Gertsch, Bugdorf
25 Deutsche Bank, 25th Anniversary of the Deutsche Bank Collection, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin
Marian Goodman Gallery, NY, with Chantal Akerman & Yang Fudong
2004
Berlin Biennale, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
Forms for the David. Galleria dell'Accademia, Firenze
20 Years Gallery Thaddeaus Ropac Salzburg
ArchiSkulptur, Fondation Bayeler, Basel
26th Biennial de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
2003
The Big Picture, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Happiness, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
Explosive Photography, Nassau County Museum of Art, New York
Cruel and Tender, Tate Modern, London
Cruel and Tender, Museum Ludwig, Cologne
Affinities ...Now And Then, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City 
Read this like seeing  it for the first time, Biennale Berne, HKB - Berne University of Arts, Berne 
HUMAN STORIES. Fotoarbeiten und Gemälde aus der Sammlung Essl, Museum Ludwig, Budapest 
2002
Moving Pictures, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Heute bis jetzt, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf
Wallflowers, Kunsthaus Zürich
Open City: Aspects of Street Photography 1950-2000, Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao
& Hirshhorn Museum, Washington
AUGENBLICK: Foto/Kunst, Sammlung Essl, Essl Museum, Wien
Passenger, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo
2001
City, Museo Pecci, Prato (cat.)
Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen
En plein terre, Kunstsammlung Basel
Ex(o)dus, Haifa Museum of Art, Israel
Museum of Desires, Museum Ludwig, Cologne
2000
Ansicht Aussicht Einsicht, Museum Bochum, Leipzig
How You look at It: Photography in the 20th Century, Sprengel Museum, Hanover
5th Biennale de Lyon, France
The Continuity of the Everyday in 20th Century Art, Castello di Rivoli
1999
Woods, Galleria Monica De Cardenas (cat.)
The Museum as Muse: Artists Reflect, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Seeing Time, MoMA, San Francisco
1998
Unfinished History, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis & MCA-The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam
Urban, The Tate Gallery, Liverpool
The 11th Sydney Biennale, Sidney

AWARDS
2016
Elected Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters
2014
The Royal Institute of British Architects awards Honorary Fellowship (Hon FRIBA) for contribution to architecture
1997
Awarded Spectrum International Prize for Photography, Kulturstiftung Niedersachsen

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