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.
Own illustrated books
New York 1974
Göttingen 2007. ISBN 978-3865215260 ( review )
Not a beautiful country. Pictures of Germany
Göttingen 1989. ISBN 3-88243-127-X
dead silent. Pictures from the former German concentration camps in
Göttingen 1994. ISBN 3-88243-324-8
Göttingen 2003. ISBN 3-88243-947-5
Christian von Krockow : The trip to Pomerania in pictures
Gütersloh 1987. ISBN 3-426-03997-4
- Christian von Krockow: Bismarck. From the betrayal of the monuments
Göttingen 1991. ISBN 3-88243-175-X
- Thomas Beyer: Brick Gothic in Northern Germany
Cologne 1996. ISBN 3-87909-500-0
- Valention Parfums Three Dreams Very Valentino
Göttingen, Steidl 1998. ISBN 3-88243-591-7
- "Art in the German Bundestag - Dirk Reinartz"
- Dirk Reinartz estate
- Literature by and about Dirk Reinartz in the catalog of the German National Library
- Dirk Reinartz at Galerie m Bochum
- Dirk Reinartz - photographs
- ↑ Portrait of Dirk Reinartz on pearl diver
- ↑ Dirk Reinartz biography dirkreinartz.de. Retrieved October 4, 2018
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German photographer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||September 15, 1947|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Aachen|
|DATE OF DEATH||March 27, 2004|
|Place of death||Berlin|