Dirk Reinartz

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Dirk Reinartz (born September 15, 1947 in Aachen , † March 27, 2004 in Berlin ) was a German photographer .


After training as a photographer at Fotohaus Preim in Aachen and studying with Otto Steinert , Dirk Reinartz was hired in 1970 as the youngest reportage photographer in the Stern editorial team . He later worked for the news magazine Der Spiegel as well as for Die Zeit , GEO and Life .

As a member of the photo agency Visum from 1977, the subjects of his reports were primarily of a documentary nature with a clear political reference to Germany and its history . According to his own statement, he never wanted to work with a raised index finger and developed his own artistic visual language for this.

He was charged with a series about famous Bismarck - monuments and the impressive cycle "dead silent" (1994) on former concentration camp . Reinartz recently taught photography at the Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel . His collaboration with the American sculptor Richard Serra , whose work he followed with the camera for over two decades, is also remarkable . He lived in Buxtehude and died at the age of 56 in Berlin , the site of one of his last major exhibitions. The Suermondt Ludwig Museum Aachen showed an exhibition with around 150 photographs from his oeuvre until February 6, 2011.

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  1. Portrait of Dirk Reinartz on pearl diver
  2. Dirk Reinartz biography dirkreinartz.de. Retrieved October 4, 2018