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    Rolf Silber 

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    PagePhoto Credits
    "What moves us"©fotodo,
    "Card Game"©mybaitshop,
    "Exemptions from copyright"©Cmon,
    "Dates and Deadlines VG Bild-Kunst"©Patrizia Gehlhaar
    "Press Section VG Bild-Kunst"©Daniel Ernst,
    "Becoming a member"© m.schuckart,
    "Download: Forms and Documents"©Ssogras,
    "Geförderte Projekte Stiftung Kulturwerk"©bluedesign,
    "History of VG Bild-Kunst"©Patrizia Gehlhaar
    "News"©Charles Taylor,

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    Photographed Artist©Photographer
    Rune Mields©Jürgen H. Krause
    Prof. Klaus Staeck©Anna Logue
    Roswitha Josefine Pape©Anna Logue
    Regina Schmeken©Axel Schmidt
    André Kahane©Leon Kahane
    Kitty Kahane©Leon Kahane
    Pellegrino Ritter©Erik Hinz
    Kat Menschik©Gordon Welters
    Rainer Eisch©Jürgen H. Krause
    Andreas Gursky©Jan Schmidt-Garre Pars Media
    Jürgen Knoll©Lene Münch
    Petra Neumeister©Lene Münch
    Zazie Knepper©Lene Münch
    Prof. Thomas Ruff©Jürgen H. Krause
    Volker Noack (Kamera)©Can Mileva Rastovic
    Matti Bauer©Matti Bauer
    Titus Selge©Bernd Hartung
    Margaret Hunter©aquabitArt gallery
    Niki Stein©Bernd Hartung
    Roland Suso Richter©Anna Logue
    EVA & ADELE©Norbert Michalke
    Wolf Kahlen©Norbert Michalke
    Burkhard Mohr©Christoph Papsch
    Stefan Malzkorn©Jakob Börner
    Steven Haberland©Michael Bogumil
    Axel Richter©Michael Bogumil
    Susanne Wind©Michael Bogumil
    Thomas Meyer©Chris Hirschhäuser
    Hans-Jörg Holubitschka©Hartmut S. Bühler
    Heike Weber©Hartmut S. Bühler
    Riccarda Merten-Eicher©Benjamin Ochse
    Patrick Neu©Michael Bogumil
    Ingrid Weiß©Benjamin Ochse
    Jutta Eckerlin©Benjamin Ochse
    Marcus O. Rosenmüller©Anna Meyer
    Arne Feldhusen©Willi Weber/Brainpool TV GmbH
    Aelrun Goette©Andreas Kermann
    Prof. Karin Kneffel©Hartmut S. Bühler
    Olaf Martens

    ©Michael Bader

    Tom Kimmig©Maurice Weiss
    Anne Ackermann©Will Boase
    Christoph Baum©Dirk Moll
    Sebastian Bolesch©Maurice Weiss
    Nora Bibel©Sabine Schründer
    Gesa Marten©Andreas Kermann
    Prof. Cordula Güdemann©Sebastian Berger
    Fred Breinersdorfer©Thomas Meyer
    Julia Baier©Amelie Losier

    Text Credits

    "History of VG Bild-Kunst"Dr. Albrecht Dümling erschienen im Dossier der Zeitung Politik und Kultur, Ausgabe Nov./Dez. 2007, Seite


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