welcome, ragnar axelsson!

Polar Bear on the Sea Ice, Greenland, 2007. Archival pigment print 89,4x59,4 cm © Ragnar Axelsson

Tim Plamper & Oliver mark

"Threshold", A CLAIRbykahn exclusive

© Tim Plamper / Oliver Mark "Schwelle V", 2022. Soil of the former inner-German border strip, binding agent, glue and gauze bandage on Kodak Endura Premier Metallic Paper, 30 x 40,7 cm.


seen by Magnum photograper Chien-Chi Chang

UKRAINE. Lviv. 15 March 2022. At Saints Peter and Paul Garrison Church, four funerals are held for the soldiers killed in a military base.

Khidi - The Bridge

Thomas Dworzak's new book

Helmand-Nimroz Provinces, Afghanistan. August, 2010.

Sigalit Landau

Erasing 7 L, 2011. Archival inkjet print 67x120 cm © Sigalit Landau

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ºCLAIRbyKahn Gallery is devoted to the mesmerizing art of photography.

In order to enhance its role as a profoundly human medium for understanding and interpreting the world, we represent the archives of some of history’s most acclaimed photographers along with a carefully curated selection of highly significant or promising contemporary photographers.

Our mission is to act as advocates on behalf of photographic art while fostering close bonds between the artists, the archives, the institutions, and the collectors that comprise this unique artistic domain. We believe that collecting photography is far more than purchasing a work of art; it is a personal and intimate process that requires time, trust, knowledge, and discretion.

In order to represent the broader interests of photography and the specific interests of collectors, we are dedicated to providing perfect provenance for all of our images. This is part of the gallery’s enduring commitment to safeguard the past, present, and future of photographic art.

ºCLAIRbyKahn was founded in 2008 in Munich, Germany. The gallery represents some of the most notable photographers of the 20th and 21st century including Philippe Halsman, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Alvin Langdon Coburn, and Lee Miller. While working closely with photographers from Magnum Photos, it also represents important contemporary photographers such as Vera Mercer, Tomasz Lazar, and Petr Lovigin.

Gallery director Anna-Patricia Kahn has curated major photography exhibitions on three continents and has served as a consulting editor on the publication of more than a dozen renowned photography folios. She offers a personal, worldwide curating service to collectors and selects and procures individual prints or portfolios upon request.