Report by the NDR TV station: The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek takes over the images of the photographer Dirk Hentschel, thus continuing the expansion of its archive of press photographs

In a feature highly worth seeing, the NDR TV channel reports about the Image Archive of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek which will now take over the life’s work of the Flensburg photo journalist Dirk Hentschel.

Willy Brandt shaving (1969) | © BSB/STERN Photo Archive/Jay Ullal

Willy Brandt shaving (1969) | © BSB/STERN Photo Archive/Jay Ullal

Last year, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek had taken over the enormous analogue STERN Photo Archive with 15 million photographs and complements this most outstanding documentation of the second half of the twentieth century in photographs with Hentschel's impressive testimony of the times. The complete photo archive is intended to be available to the public in digital form in the future.

To the video on NDR TV channel (6 minutes):
„Einzigartig: digitale Zukunft für analoge Pressefotos”
("Unique: A digital future for analogue press photos")
by Lea Eichhorn