Barbara Klemm (* 1939 in Münster, Westfalen) grew up in Karlsruhe, Germany, and learned photography in a local portrait studio. Since 1959 she worked as photographer for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), since 1970 with a focus on culture and politics.

1939 Born in Münster, raised in Karlsruhe
1955-1958 Traineeship in a Photo-Atelier in Karlsruhe
1959 Work at the »Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung«, in the folloowing years freelance photo journalist
1970-2004 Work as Photographer, for instance the FAZ
1970 Photographer with focus on feuilleton and politcs
1989 Dr.-Erich-Salomon-Preis
1992 Member of the Adademy of Arts, Berlin
1998 Maria-Sibylla-Merian-Preis for fine artists in Hesse
Since 2000 honorary professor in Photography at the FH Darmstadt
2000 Konrad-von-Soest-Preis
Hessischer Kulturpreis
Since 2010 Member in the Board of the Culture Fonds Frankfurt RheinMain
2010 Max-Beckmann-Preis of the City of Frankfurt
Orden Pour le Mérite für Wissenschaften und Künste
2012 Leica Hall of Fame Award
2013 SCholarship of the German Academy Roma Villa Massimo

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