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Museum of Photography

Jebensstr. 2, 10623 Berlin, Germany
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Jebensstr. 2, 10623 Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

A great place to view large-scale fashion photography - images a Rollei TLR with f/2.8 lens can produce in the hands of a skilled photographer like Helmut Newton (camera on display). The permanent exhibition, Helmut Newton's Private Property, is an comprehensive look at Helmut's methods...More

Thank Steven T
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Museum is good fun. Works are displayed very nice. Undressed was a very good exhibition. As I was expecting the museum to be awesome it met my expecations. What did catch me by surprise was the museum bookshop. Very good selection of titles from very...More

Thank lieke10022017
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Three photographers have work on display at the moment, Mario Testino, Helmut Newton (a Berliner) and Jean Pigozzi. I enjoyed all three but Helmut Newton was by far my favourite - such wonderful work displayed perfectly and interwoven with snippets of his personal life. Jean...More

Thank Brillo2
Reviewed 31 July 2017

This is a mix of photographs from the Berlin State Museum collection and Helmut Newton Foundation. The latter is mainly fashion photography and the former a broader body of works. They are displayed in changing exhibitions so part of the building may be closed at...More

Thank Gerard_S77
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Museum für Fotografie (Museum of Photography) is one of the 20+ museums that belong to "State Museums of Berlin" (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin). It is neither at the famous Museum Island location nor Kuturforum near Potsdamerplatz, but in a building behind Zoologische Garten station. It...More

Thank Saricie_Q
Reviewed 16 May 2017

The Museum of Photography is next to the zoo station in a fabulous old building. The entry price is reasonable at €10. Opens at 11am but not on Mondays, it's closed. Very informative on the subject of Helmut Newtons work and also his wife, sudoname,...More

Thank kiddo57
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Honestly: In my opinion this museum need a new young leader. Helmut Newton collection was dull, 'cause there is again same photos - and who want´s to see Newton´s car!? Sorry to say, but the spirit of this museum was from DDR. I expected a...More

Thank markkup193
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We had time to kill before heading to a gig and so opted to try out this photography museum which was located fairly near to our hotel. It's a large building with a huge entrance staircase but was lacking something ambience wise that I couldn't...More

Thank LynsFrostee
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

One of the best museum I visited on that weekend in Berlin (along with CO Berlin). I loved the lobby with the red carpettes stairs and giant photos. The private collection on Helmut Newton was also great.

Thank JulieCh33
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Visited between Christmas and new year 2016. Usually - as a keen amateur-photographer - I like Photomuseums very much. But this was an exception. You can hardly describe this as a museum. The "museum" was originally established by celebrity and semi-pornographic photographer Henry Newton. And...More

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the gardens of beautiful Charlottenburg Palace, which
lends its name to this well-heeled neighbourhood.
Here you'll find some of the oldest homes in the city:
upper-class apartment buildings with ornate facades
and marble-floored foyers line the cobblestone
streets. Stroll by sophisticated restaurants, through
little parks, or around Lake Lietzensee. Window shop
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