From the Se­ries: Pho­­to­g­ra­phers, Friend­­ships, and the Unique Gru­ber Col­lec­­tion

Re­nate Gru­ber re­mem­bers:
#19 Robert Le­beck

In 1977 the L. Fritz and Re­­­­nate Gru­ber Col­lec­­­­tion laid the foun­­­­da­­­­tion for the pho­­­­tog­ra­­­­phy col­lec­­­­tion at the Mu­se­um Lud­wig. Icons of pho­­­­to­­­­graph­ic his­­­­to­ry from Man Ray, Ce­­­­cil Bea­t­on, or Au­­­­gust San­der of­fer a pano­ra­­­­ma of twen­ti­eth-cen­­­­tu­ry pho­­­­tog­ra­­­­phy. Yet the Gru­ber Col­lec­­­­tion is not on­­­­ly unique due to the pho­­­­to­­­­graphs them­­­­selves, but al­­­­so in light of its ge­n­e­­­­sis. The col­lec­­­­tion took shape as a re­­­­sult of the col­lec­­­­tors’ long­­­­time friend­­­­ships with the pho­­­­to­g­ra­phers. On the oc­­­­ca­­­­sion of her eight­i­eth birth­­­­day in Ju­­­­ly 2016, Re­­­­nate Gru­ber shares her very per­­­­so­n­al me­m­ories of twen­­­­ty pho­­­­to­g­ra­phers who are now among the most fa­­­­mous of the twen­ti­eth cen­­­­tu­ry in our se­ries "Pho­­­­to­g­ra­phers, Friend­­­­ships, and the Unique Gru­ber Col­lec­­­­tion."