Originally coming from Zurich, Tino Walz (1913 – 2008) studied architecture in Munich in the 1930s. From 1942 to 1949 he was employed as the chief architect of the Munich Residence by the Bavarian Administration of Palaces, Gardens and Lakes. He documented the Residence photographically both before and after its destruction by Allied air raids during the Second World War. The largest part of the collection shows the first reconstruction phase of the almost completely destroyed Residence recorded immediately after the end of the war. In 1949, Walz left the Residence building administration and became self-employed.
The collection comprises 1,095 negatives, slides and prints. It was received by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in the year 2008 as a bequest after the death of the photographer.
The archive has been catalogued and digitized in its entirety.
Liebherr, Hermann: Untergang und Neubeginn: der fotografische Nachlass von Tino Walz (1913 – 2008) im Bildarchiv der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek. In: Bibliotheksmagazin (2010) 2, p. 8-12.