Writer – Photographic Artist – Art Curator
Writer – Photographic Artist – Art Curator

Hans-Michael Koetzle – Let’s Talk About PHOTOGRAPHY

“Reden wir über Fotografie (Let’s Talk About Photography). Honored having been entrusted with the editorship of this new book by the distinguished photo historian Hans-Michael Koetzle. The German Photographic Society (DGPh) honored Koetzle in October 2022 with their Cultural Award for his contributions to photography. The book contains essays and interviews by Koetzle from four decades and is published by KEHRER Verlag, Heidelberg.”

Andreas J. Hirsch, editor

From the announcement on the publisher’s website:

“As an author and curator, the photo historian Hans-Michael Koetzle draws on countless personal encounters and extensive conversations with the great personalities of photography, as well as on meticulous archival research. He always keeps an eye on the contemporary historical background and cultural-historical context. His books, such as Eyes on Paris – Paris im Fotobuch 1890 bis heute and Eyes Wide Open! 100 Years of Leica Photography, have long been standard works. In the present volume, Koetzle’s essays and interviews, published in various places over the course of four decades, are systematically catalogued for the first time, thus unearthing a treasure trove of photohistorical knowledge. Hans-Michael Koetzle, whose primary concern in addition to curating has always been writing about photography, opens up for us the history and present of photography as a multifaceted medium in transition.

Interviews with and essays about: Ellen Auerbach, Bruno Barbey, Alexey Brodovitch, René Burri, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau, William Eggleston, Willy Fleckhaus, Peter Galassi, F. C. Gundlach, Ernst Haas, Fred Herzog, Michael Horbach, André Kertész, Klaus Kinold, Saul Leiter, Alexander Liberman, Herbert List, Martin Parr, Paolo Roversi, Wim Wenders et al.”

Author: Hans-Michael Koetzle
Publisher: Klaus Kehrer / KEHRER Verlag
Design: Kehrer Design (Laura Pecoroni)
Editor: Andreas J. Hirsch

Text in German only
Hardcover, 348 pages
€ 28,–

Available in good bookstores, at KEHRER Verlag or at the Ostlicht Online Shop.

Hans-Michael Koetzle in conversation with Andreas J. Hirsch
at Fotomuseum Westlicht in Vienna, January 2023 (Photo: Natascha Uccusic)