AboutFor more than half his life Wim Wenders has been photographing people, things, and landscapes with his polaroid camera. The resulting body of work is simultaneously a diary, site of experimentation, and photographic road movie. In over 240 unique personal photographs from film sets and travels through Europe and the USA, we see Wim Wenders’ private surroundings and portraits of celebrities and friends like Annie Leibovitz, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Dennis Hopper, and Andy Warhol. The catalog accompanying the exhibition, Wim Wenders – Sofortbilder, published by Schirmer/Mosel, Munich, underscores the sketch-like character of many of the polaroids: Wenders wrote all of the text for the book and exhibition and designed the book himself.
The exhibition is curated by C/O Berlin in cooperation with the Wim Wenders Foundation and The Photographer’s Gallery in London.