For almost a quarter of a century, Anja Niedringhaus (1965–2014) reported from areas of conflict around the globe – the Balkans, Iraq and her much beloved Afghanistan, where she was assassinated while on assignment on 4 April , 2014, at the age of 48. She left an impressive oeuvre.
For the 5th anniversary of her death, Käthe Kollwitz Museum Cologne honors the photographer and Pulitzer Prize winner with an extensive solo exhibition. This first posthumous retrospective comprises more than 80 large-scale photographs and shows why the 'Bildkriegerin' (Photo Warrior) was already an iconic figure during her lifetime.
On behalf of news agencies such as the American Associated Press (AP), legendary photographs were taken, which were printed on the front pages of the world's most important magazines and newspapers and are thus anchored in the collective memory.
The extensive estate includes photos from war and crisis regions as well as brilliant portraits and sports photographs, which are exhibited in Cologne for the first time ever consistently in full color. An extensive supporting program accompanies the show.
ANJA NIEDRINGHAUS – BILDERKRIEGERIN . 29 March – 30 Juni '19 . Käthe Kollwitz Museum . Neumarkt 18–24, Neumarkt Passage, 50667 Cologne . kollwitz.de