Deichtorhallen Hamburg - House of Photography

  • vergrößern © Haus der Photographie
  • vergrößern © Haus der Photographie
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    With the House of Photography in the southern building of Deichtorhallen, Hamburg received in 2005 an elegant exhibition space with two large photographic collections of a high international level. The House of Photography shows international exhibitions of photography, from historical items of the 19th and 20th centuries to young contemporary photographers and aspects of the digital revolution.

    The House of Photography was mainly designed by Prof. F. C. Gundlach - founding director and artistic director of the House of Photography from 2003 to 2005, who in 2005 also curated the exhibition "Martin Munkácsi: Think While You Shoot!" Since 01 January 2006, Prof. F. C. Gundlach is no longer acting programme director of the House of Photography, but remains a member of the Supervisory Board, and he bears the title of the founding director of the House of Photography at Deichtorhallen.

    The rebuilding of the southern Deichtorhalle into House of Photography was undertaken in 2004/2005 by the Hamburg architect Jan Störmer. The House of Photography hosts the F.C. Gundlach Collection - a collection of world renown in the field of fashion photography and artistic photography.

    On 1 October 2009 the new director of the Deichtorhallen, Dr Dirk Luckow, took over the exhibition programme as well as the artistic directorship. He is assisted in the House of Photography by curator Ingo Taubhorn and collection curator Sabine Schnakenberg.

    The House of Photography also has a lot to offer, besides the exhibitions: interested visitors have an auditorium and library at their disposal; the bookshop for photography and art as well as the bistro restaurant "Fillet of Soul" are accessible outside the opening times of the exhibitions. There is also a collaboration on the SPIEGEL archive with the SPIEGEL publishing house.

    Deichtorhallen - House of Photography

    For more information call 040 - 321 030 or go to

    Opening hours

    • Tue - Sun 11:00 a.m. - 06:00 p.m.
    • every first thursday of the month 11:00 a.m. - 09:00 p.m.


    Regular tickets: 9,00 €
    Reduced tickets: 6,00 €
    Combiticket: 3 houses, 1 price: 20 € (Halle of Contemporary Art/House of Photography/Falckenberg Collection)

    Show map

    Address: Deichtorstraße 1, 20095 Hamburg

    Do you need help or want to
    book by phone?

    +49 (0) 40 - 300 51 701

    Mon-Sat: 09.00 h - 19.00 h

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    Your Hamburg Tourismus Team