Konrad Rufus Müller
The Chancellors – Fom Adenauer to Merkel
Sep 4, 2009 – Oct 4, 2009
Konrad Rufus Müller is the only photographer to have created portraits of every chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany—from Konrad Adenauer to Angela Merkel. He gets close to powerful people but without ever losing his distance as a chronicler. In these works, he shows the eight German chancellors beyond the limits of familiar documentary and press photography, presenting a deeply personal view of the men and women behind the political position. His empathetic photographic studies are physiognomic still-lifes that capture in a unique way the furrows of age and the traces of life engraved in their faces.