The photographer’s encounters with world-famous cultural personalities such as Hannah Arendt, Max Horkheimer, Erich Kästner, Carlo Lèvi, Emilio Vedova and Carl Zuckmayer yielded vivid, Intimate Distance Photographs by Barbara Niggl Radloff 1958-2004 November 19, 2021 – March 20, 2022 accessible portraits, the product of her intensely empathetic nature. She plays adroitly with sharp and soft focus, the private and the public, psychological and physical space, close-ups and distance and in creating interplay between foreground and background teases out the mysteries of a society in flux. This exhibition, which draws extensively on Niggl Radloff’s artistic estate, places her oeuvre within the context of 1950s and 1960s press photography. It does not focus solely on portrait photography but explores Niggl Radloff’s other interests from the early days of her career, including fashion photography and social reportage. Her photographs are contrasted with selected Photography Collection images by contemporaries of hers such as Regina Relang, Hanna Seewald, Herbert List, Evelyn Richter, Liselotte Strelow and Stefan Moses.