"Klaus Ender - Where word and image go hand in hand..."

6/8/24 in Bergen auf Rügen

© Art Photo Verlag Klaus Ender

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  • Saturday, Jun 8, 202416:00 - 18:00 clock
Exhibition, Literature, Nature

Vernissage on June 8, at 4 p.m. - Exhibition in the Bergen/Rügen City Museum


This slogan stands for Klaus Ender (1939-2021) in particular. The nude and nature photographer (re)discovered his second passion in 2002 and wrote poems and aphorisms.

Marika Emonds and Gabriela Ender are curating a special presentation of selected works by the late artist in his hometown of Bergen on Rügen to mark his 85th birthday. The exhibition shows a cross-section of his extraordinary life's work. It includes pictures in the genres of nature, landscape and nudes.

Klaus Ender discovered his love of nature as a child and his love of photography in his youth


His fascination with this medium was to accompany him throughout his life.

He first became known to a wide audience through his nudes in "Das Magazin" and other magazines. Aesthetics and natural sensuality were his maxims. His pictures are characterized by a fascination with the female body, without voyeurism and with poetic beauty. They have the effect of a snapshot and yet are timeless.

Landscape and nature photography was always an equal part of his work. He saw a fulfilled life not in wealth, but in harmony with nature. Nature was a source of strength and inspiration for him. The photographer's great passion was beauty in detail, playing with sharpness/blurriness, reflections in dew, reflections... He had always been fascinated by the German language. His poems have depth and tell of the many ways to make life more meaningful. They are often a homage to nature. The thinker was particularly devoted to aphorism - rhetorically appealing and with philosophical meaning.

He wanted to touch people, delight them, move them and make them think. In an age in which quiet tones are becoming increasingly rare, the free spirit responded with poetry. But he soon followed this up with admonishing texts, calling for a rethink in the way we treat nature, which earned him more enemies than friends. He remained true to his motto: it is better to fly the flag than to strike sail.

Today, Klaus Ender is one of the most important German nude photographers. He was an excellent nature photographer and a wonderful philosopher.


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Event dates
  • Saturday, Jun 8, 2024 16:00 - 18:00 clock
Event Location

City Museum Bergen on Rügen

Billrothstraße 20a
18528 Bergen auf Rügen

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City Museum Bergen on Rügen

Billrothstraße 20a
18528 Bergen auf Rügen



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