12 May-13 June 2008. After the Akademie der Kuenste of Berlin and the Museum fuer Photographie of Braunschweig, this retrospective of works by Sibylle Bergemann, one of the most famous names of the German photography, is at the Galleria Grazia Neri in Milan. This exhibition, in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Milan, displays over 70 works of the German artist , 40 of which are black and white pictures from the 1980s. The lack of neatness and the chromatic distortion of her pictures create a suspended space with a deep, strong impact on the viewer.
Bergemann was born in Berlin in 1941. In 1965 she started working in the editorial office of the German magazine Das Magazin. In 1966 she became the assistant of Arno Fischer, one of the best-known university professors of photography of the ex-DDR. From 1967 she was a freelance fashion photographer for the magazine Sibylle. With her very personal style she had an extraordinary and uncommon influence on the public perception of fashion, culture and the life style in East Germany. Her works appeared in many national and international magazines and books. Besides her fashion shots, Bergemann also took numerous portraits of actors and artists and documentary images. In 1990 she founded the fashion agency Ostkreuz, one of the most famous in the sector today. Her pictures are in some important private and public collections, Berlinische Galerie and the Mus