“Animals – People – Sensations”: Memory of Wulf Olm

“Animals – People – Sensations”
:Memory of Wulf Olm

Wulf Olm worked for the Berliner Zeitung for many years.

Wulf Olm worked for the Berliner Zeitung for many years.

Photo:

Wulf Olm

His pictures are excellent and spectacular photos, aesthetically and without frills, in which all his skill proves. This is how curator Petra Schrck describes the photographs of our former colleague Wulf Olm, who died in 2007 at the age of 64. For many years Wulf Olm worked as a photographer for the Berliner Zeitung. After the turnaround, he documented the country’s transformation and passionately portrayed people. He was an avid animal and sports photographer. Now the Museum Lichtenberg shows numerous of his photos in the exhibition “Animals – People – Sensations”. Here is a small selection in memory of a great photographer and wonderful colleagues.

Wulf Olm:“Animals – People – Sensations”

Angela Merkel, then Minister of the Environment, in the Wuhlheide, March 22, 1998.

Angela Merkel, then Minister of the Environment, in the Wuhlheide, March 22, 1998.

Farewell of the Russian forces in Treptow, 31 August 1994.

Farewell of the Russian forces in Treptow, 31 August 1994.

Katowice mother with a boy, 2003

Katta monkey mother with a boy, 2003

Orangutan Man Kevin, 2004.

Orangutan Man Kevin, 2004.

In the Kaufhalle Fischerkiez, June 1990.

In the Kaufhalle Fischerkiez, June 1990.

Locksmith Olaf Buse, 1993

Locksmith Olaf Buse, 1993.

Chief of the Protocol, 1977.

Chief of the Protocol, 1977.

Actor Axel Prahl, 2006.

Actor Axel Prahl, 2006.

Motoball, 1970s.

Exhibition: “Animals – People – Sensations – The Photographer Wulf Olm”is the motto of a special exhibition of the Museum Lichtenberg in the townhouse in Trrschmidtstrae 24. It can be seen until 3 November. The museum was given the photographic estate of Wulf Olm. The caption of the photos comes from him.

The photographer:Wulf Olm was born in Karlshorst and lived many years in Neu-Hohenschnhausen. He was educated at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig. He worked for the Junge Welt, from 1986 for the Berliner Zeitung. He won many prizes with his photos.

Opening hours:The museum is open Tuesdays through Fridays and Sundays from 11am to 6pm. Admission is free. Information is available on the Internet at www.museum-lichtenberg.de