Photography

The Photographic Collection of the ALBERTINA Museum is today’s largest and most important collection of artistic photography in Austria. Around 100,000 treasures of photographic history trace the field’s most significant developments and provide an introduction to genres including portrait, architecture, landscape, and street photography that ranges from the medium’s beginnings to the present day. The ALBERTINA Museum’s photographic masterpieces are shown in temporary exhibitions held in the Galleries for Photography.

The Highlights of the Collection

  • Rudolf Koppitz: Motion Study, ca. 1925

    Rudolf Koppitz

    Motion Study (ca. 1925)
    © The Albertina Museum, Vienna - Permanent loan of the Höhere Graphische Bundes-Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt

  • Anton Josef Trcka: Portrait of the Painter Egon Schiele, 1914

    Anton Josef Trcka

    Portrait of the Painter Egon Schiele (1914)
    © The Albertina Museum, Vienna - On permanent loan from the Austrian Federal Education and Research Institute for Graphics

  • Will McBride: Romy Schneider in Paris, 1964, printed 2001

    Will McBride

    Romy Schneider in Paris (1964, printed 2001)
    The Albertina Museum, Vienna © Will McBride Estate/Berlin

  • Robert Frank: Rodeo, Detroit, 1955

    Robert Frank

    Rodeo, Detroit (1955)
    The Albertina Museum, Vienna – on permanent loan from the Austrian Ludwig Foundation for Art and Science

  • Lisette Model: Sammy’s Bar, New York, 1940−1944

    Lisette Model

    Sammy’s Bar, New York (1940−1944)
    The Albertina Museum, Vienna - Permanent loan of the Austrian Ludwig Foundation for Art and Science © The Lisette Model Foundation Inc. (1983)

  • Elfriede Mejchar: Without Title (The Gasometer in Simmering, Vienna), 1967−1976

    Elfriede Mejchar

    Without Title (The Gasometer in Simmering, Vienna) (1967−1976)
    The Albertina Museum, Vienna © Elfriede Mejchar

  • Helmut Newton: Big Nude XI, Verina, 1993

    Helmut Newton

    Big Nude XI, Verina (1993)
    The Albertina Museum, Vienna

  • Rudolf Koppitz: Motion Study, 1925

    Rudolf Koppitz

    Motion Study (1925)
    © The Albertina Museum, Vienna - On permanent loan from the Austrian Federal Education and Research Institute for Graphics

  • Gustav Jägermayer: Welitz Glacier, East by North from the Foot of the Umbal Glacier, 1863

    Gustav Jägermayer

    Welitz Glacier, East by North from the Foot of the Umbal Glacier (1863)
    © The Albertina Museum, Vienna

  • Heinrich Kühn: Hikers against a Cloud, 1912−1913

    Heinrich Kühn

    Hikers against a Cloud (1912−1913)
    © The Albertina Museum, Vienna

  • Heinz Cibulka: Archive No.: 332 (from the series <em>Fühlt-Most / Feels-Cider</em>), 1981

    Heinz Cibulka

    Archive No.: 332 (from the series Fühlt-Most / Feels-Cider) (1981)
    The Albertina Museum, Vienna © Bildrecht, Vienna, 2019

  • Josef Maria Eder: Two Goldfish and One Deep-Sea Fish (Christiceps Argentatus), 1896

    Josef Maria Eder

    Two Goldfish and One Deep-Sea Fish (Christiceps Argentatus) (1896)
    © The Albertina Museum, Vienna - On permanent loan from the Austrian Federal Education and Research Institute for Graphics

  • Robert Hammerstiel: Mrs. P. and Children (from the series <em>Midday Portraits – The Status Quo</em>), 1989

    Robert Hammerstiel

    Mrs. P. and Children (from the series Midday Portraits – The Status Quo) (1989)
    The Albertina Museum, Vienna

  • Seiichi Furuya: Rattersdorf, 1981 (from the series <em>National Border</em>), 1981−1983

    Seiichi Furuya

    Rattersdorf, 1981 (from the series National Border) (1981−1983)
    The Albertina Museum, Vienna, acquired with funds from the Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture (gallery grant), 2016

  • Trude Fleischmann: The Actress Sybille Binder, ca. 1935

    Trude Fleischmann

    The Actress Sybille Binder (ca. 1935)
    © The Albertina Museum, Vienna

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