Lothar Wollech ( German: Lothar Wolleh ; January 20, 1930 , Berlin - September 28, 1979 , London ) - German photographer .
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- 1 Biography
- 2 Legacy
- 3 Albums, catalogs
- 4 notes
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- 6 Gallery
He studied at the Higher School of Applied Arts in Berlin ( 1946 - 1948 ). Arrested by the Soviet command on trumped-up charges of espionage, sentenced to 15 years of forced labor in a camp near Vorkuta . After the visit of Chancellor Adenauer to Moscow in 1956, he was released along with other German prisoners of war and returned to Berlin.
In 1956 - 1957 he studied at the school of photography, graphics and fashion in West Berlin. In 1958, a program was launched in Sweden on the island of Gotland for the rehabilitation of young people victims of war, developed by the World Council of Churches . In 1959 - 1961 he studied at the School of Design in Essen . Until the end of the 1960s, he worked in advertising photography, mainly in Dusseldorf .
In 1970 he released the album "USSR: State and People." Later he worked as an independent photographer. Most famous for portraits of contemporary artists, he left more than a hundred, among them - Henry Moore , Rene Magritte , Man Ray , Georg Baselitz , Fritz Votruba , Jean Tangli , Josef Boyce , Gerhard Richter , Hristo , Gunther Euker , Magdalena Abakanovich , Klas Oldenburg and others In 1977 - 1979 he spent a lot of time in Poland , working on the series “The Black Virgin of Czestochowa” and “Wawel Castle”.
A large exhibition of Vollech’s works from 1959 - 1979 was held in 2005 - 2007 in the museums of Bremen , Hofheim and Koblenz .
- UdSSR: Der Sowjetstaat und seine Menschen. Stuttgart: Belser, 1970 (preface by Heinrich Böll )
- Lothar Wolleh: eine Wiederentdeckung: Fotografien 1959-1979. Bremen: Hauschild, 2005