Ilse Bing, Self-portrait with Leica in the mirror, Frankfurt 1931, silver gelatine print, HMF.Ph13363
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City of Women Photographers. Frankfurt 1844–2024

Historisches Museum Frankfurt

Since the invention of photography, Frankfurt has attracted women photographers and photographic artists with national and international credentials like Ella Bergmann-Michel, Gisèle Freund, Ilse Bing, Abisag Tüllmann, Mara Eggert and Barbara Klemm. Through the dialogue of the works of around 40 women photographers, generation-specific, but also recurring discussions with social themes and art genres emerge; from photojournalism to architecture, fashion and theatre photography to conceptual artistic photography. The urban space is portrayed as a social, political and cultural place and is at the same time the motor and destination of photographic activity and creativity.

In 2024, the Historical Museum Frankfurt (HMF) will feature around 450 regional, national and international exhibits covering the entire special exhibition area for its major exhibition.

The HMF closed its doors in 2011 with the first major exhibition on the life work of photographer Abisag Tüllmann for a comprehensive conversion and new building, which opened in 2017. The presentation, planned for the summer of 2024, continues the then interrupted series of exhibitions from the photo collection of the HMF, which, in addition to Abisag Tüllmann, focused primarily on female photographers of the Weimar Republic and the New Objectivity: Ilse Bing, Ella Bergmann-Michel, Elisabeth Hase and Marta Hoepffner.

Saalhof 1 60311 Frankfurt am Main

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Permanent Exhibtion (HMF + Young Museum): € 8/€ 4 reduced Temporary Exhibition: € 10/€ 5 reduced Children and young people up to the age of 18 free entrance Snow Globe € 3/€ 1.50 reduced 1-day ticket, all exhibitions: € 12/€ 6 reduced Young persons up to 18 years: Admission is free!

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