The DEICHTORHALLEN in Hamburg and the JAHRESZEITEN VERLAG organize a festive evening in black & white on the occasion of the 85th birthday of the photography legend on September 6. Hamburg, August 18, 2011. On the occasion of the 85th birthday of F.C. Gundlach, the DEICHTORHALLEN in Hamburg and the JAHRESZEITEN VERLAG organise an exclusive celebration in classic frames in the House of photography on September 6. With the evening in black & white’ organizers acknowledge the immense commitment Gundlach for photography in Germany, in Hamburg for the exhibition.
The over 200 personally invited guests include many companions of Gundlach, where decades of friendship and collaboration connects with him including photographer, Publisher, entrepreneur, actor and artist. The master photographer involved in Hamburg for many years for the photography: the founded in 1999 triennial of photography succeeded, to make photography in all over Hamburg. In addition to the DEICHTORHALLEN worked five museums, as well as the art club, the Kunsthaus, the free Academy, forty galleries and another organizer of the 1st triennial with. Hamburg is perceived since nationally and internationally as a city of photography and the photographer. Since the 1980s curated Gundlach very successful photographic exhibitions such as the medium photography is entitled to give food for thought ‘ in the Hamburg Kunstverein (1989), emotions & relations’ at the Hamburger Kunsthalle (1998), and fashion body fashion ‘ at the Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (2000). The DEICHTORHALLEN galleries is connected to Garrett in a very special way: In 2003, he was by the appointed by the Supervisory Board of the DEICHTORHALLEN galleries to the founding Director of the House of photography of the DEICHTORHALLEN galleries and took over the design and building of the House of photography it should open outward and become a unique place for photography, similar to the International Center of photography in New York.