The Flensburg photographer Dirk Hentschel (1944 – 2019) was active as a freelance press photographer and journalist in northern Schleswig-Holstein for over four decades. His pictures were published in numerous media (i.a. STERN, Spiegel, Hamburger Morgenpost). They document events from the fields of politics, culture, sports and miscellaneous (visits of celebrities, disasters, crimes, etc.) in northern Schleswig-Holstein. The businesswoman Beate Uhse from Flensburg was also a frequent motif in Hentschel’s images.
The archive comprises around 185,000 negatives from the years 1961 to 2004. It came to the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek as a donation by the Hentschel family against the background of the takeover of the STERN photo archive in 2020.
The cataloguing and digitization is still in its early stages.