On January 29, 2023, Karla Nieraad and curator Dr. Raimund Kast from the Stadthaus Ulm, together with Silke Frigge, Managing Director of laif, in the presence of numerous guests and laif photographers Peter Bialobrzeski (curator), Frieder Blickle, Günter Beer, Manfred Linke and Berthold Steinhilber, opened the exhibition »40 Years of laif – 40 Positions in Documentary Photography«. The Stadthaus Ulm is the second stop of the exhibition after Cologne.


About the exhibition

On the occasion of laif’s 40th anniversary, 40 selected positions of documentary and journalistic photography from 1981 to 2021 are presented. The works reflect the world on the basis of its conflicts and fault lines, but also show how art and solidarity connect people. Furthermore, they reflect the aesthetic development of documentary photography from the 1980s until today. The exhibition was curated by laif photographer Peter Bialobrzeski with the collaboration of Peter Bitzer and Manfred Linke. Design: Sarah Fricke and Lea Sievertsen/Distaff Studio.


Panel discussion (in German)

Thursday, March 2, 2023, 7:30 p.m.

»Zum Wahrheitsgehalt von Bildern« (On the Truthfulness of Images)

With Silke Frigge, managing director of laif Agentur, Andreas Herzau, laif photographer and board member of the laif cooperative, and Henner Flohr, head of picture editing at Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung; moderation: Karen Emler, journalist working in the public relations department of ulmer heimstätte, and Dr. Raimund Kast, project manager Stadthaus.

Ticket € 5 / € 3 (reduced)


The exhibition will be on view until May 1, 2023. More info at Stadthaus Ulm.

Accompanying, laif offers an edition #2 of fine art prints in the laif store. From the proceeds, laif donates a part to the organization Reporters without Borders.