08.09.2022 – 08.01.2023
Walter Schels. Photography

For more than 50 years, Walter Schels has engaged like almost no other photographer of his generation. The exceptional photographer became known in the 1980s for his character studies of well-known personalities such as Angela Merkel, Leonard Bernstein or the Dalai Lama. Equally legendary are his portraits of animals, which he takes in the style of a classical studio photographer in front of a neutral background. He detaches the figure from its social habitat and concentrates entirely on its facial expressions and posture.

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