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Thomas Billhardt – His life In pictures at Camera Work

By Elisa from Hof, Source and full article When he presses the trigger, he is not afraid. No matter what is happening around him. Whether bombs are falling, a civil war rages, or Fidel Castro calls the socialist world revolution. He has seen all this. But when he looks through the viewfinder of his camera, hunting for the one image, he suddenly feels no more fear. There is only the longing for the photo. Thomas…

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Vietnam photographer Billhardt about his pictures

Thomas Billhardt is the most famous GDR photographer of the Vietnam War. On Tuesday he becomes 80 years old. In our audio photo gallery, he comments on some of his photos. Anyone who meets Thomas Billhardt is sure that this man will not be able to put his photo album so quickly out of his hand. Though no one could blame him. After all, the well-known GDR photojournalist, who lives in Kleinmachnow (Potsdam-Mittelmark), will be…

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BFF Mastertapes: Thomas Billhardt

In the first episode of the new interview series “MASTER TAPES” by the BFF, Darius Ramazani meets BFF professional member Thomas Billhardt. He was known as a reportage photographer in the GDR especially with his documentaries from Vietnam, Chile and Cuba, and also gained international acclaim with his artistic and political photographs.

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New Book: Thomas Billhardt. Photography

Thomas Billhardt. Photography With an essay by Steffen Lüddemann Thomas Billhardt’s pictures were a glimpse into the world for the GDR citizens – many of them are still in their memory today. With images of the Vietnam war, he became known worldwide at the end of the 1960s. His paintings documented the horrors of this war for the first time, especially in the faces of the children he photographed, and have since been a dominant…

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Photographer Thomas Billhardt on his autobiographical exhibition

The photographer Thomas Billhardt explains before his new exhibition, why socialism does not work and children are the most beautiful people in the world. Kleinmachnow – Small this apartment in a not quite new row house settlement, small the study with desk, computer and couch. Ceiling height shelves contain folders and storage boxes for the living documents. Also the Schnupperhund at the visitor’s calf is not just large. Photoprints and posters on the wall. One…

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Thomas Billhardt Vietnam

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, the museum THE KENNEDYS presents the exhibition “Vietnam” by Thomas Billhardt. With more than 70 photographs from the work of Thomas Billhardt, the exhibition gives an insight into the time of the war in Vietnam and also discusses the importance of photojournalism during war times.

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Thomas Billhardt – A heart for Vietnam

Friendship Order awarded to German organizations, individuals The decoration was also made to acknowledge their role in strengthening the friendship between Vietnam and Germany. The Germany-Vietnam Association, photographer Thomas Billhardt and documentary director Jurgen Eike were presented with the order at a ceremony held at the Vietnamese Embassy in Germany on September 19. Speaking at the ceremony, Ambassador Doan Xuan Hung said the Vietnamese State and people treasure the friendship and assistance of foreign organizations…

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