Exploring the Globe Through Hans Helfritz’s Lens: A Journey in Pictures

Legacy of Photographer Hans Helfritz Lives On

The long-time photographer and cultural influence, Hans Helfritz, died on May 26th in Duisburg, Germany at the age of 93. Many of his personal possessions and material are preserved within the walls of the Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum in Cologne.

Helfritz had approximately 80,000 items to his name, spanning multiple mediums including photos, audio recordings, books, music records, blogs and other personal artefacts. His works are celebrated for their influence on German culture, as well as representing multiple generations.

The Rautenstrauch-Joest museum had previously requested the collection, to which Helfritz agreed, in order to share his works with the world and his memory will live on through his accomplishments and their preservation.

The late photographer Hans Helfritz leaves behind a memory and legacy that carries far beyond his passing, preserved forever within the walls of the Rautenstrauch-Joest museum in Cologne.

Helfritz’s works remain an important part of German culture and in celebrating his memory, we are also cherishing the generations before and after him.

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