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Professor for History and Theory of Photography

Prof. Dr. Herta Wolf


Prof. Dr. Herta Wolf
Department of Art History
University of Cologne
50923 Cologne

Tel: (0221) 470-4583


For current office hours see here.

Key research areas

  • Methods of the historiography and theories of photography
  • Historiography of technical image-production
  • Photography in the 19th century at the interface of history of art history, science und media history
  • Dissemination and Communication Strategies in early (paper)photography
  • Photographic Manuals
  • Aspects of photography in art since 1960
  • Photographic positions and strategies after 1980
  • Photography and architecture