"The photo journalist’s landscape has to be more than just a pretty picture; it has to make a statement."

Family Peru
Peru 1952 © Bock-Schroeder Foundation

Peter Bock-Schroeder was born on November 30th 1913 in Hamburg, Germany. He was an illegitimate child which caused him a troubled childhood. At the age of 16 he left his home and moved to Berlin where he made his apprenticeship as Photographer in Photo-Atelier Binder. He was interested in politics and joined the Social Democratic Party. When the SPD was prohibited in 1933 he was detained. In 1938 he tried to flee Germany, but was arrested in Holland and deported. He joined the Luftwaffe in 1939 and was sent to Africa where he served as gunner and war correspondent in Rommel's Afrika Corps.

After the war he was given his first contract by Sefton Delmer, founder of the German News Service (today dpa). In 1949 Henry Nannen noticed Peter Bock-Schroeder's extraordinary talent and hired him to work for 'Stern Magazine'.

Now in his mid thirties, Peter Bock-Schroeder travelled the world and used photography to digest the experiences of the terror of WWII. Equipped with only a Rolleiflex he began his personal search for independence and freedom. His approach to photography was realistic, candid and honest.

Peter Bock-Schroeder died on February 19th 2001.

Peter Bock-Schroeder
Peter Bock-Schroeder 1964 © Bock-Schroeder Foundation


Seán T. O'Kelly
Seán T. O'Kelly 1956 © Bock-Schroeder Foundation

Though controversial, the diminutive O'Kelly was widely seen as genuine and honest, albeit tactless.

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The Sovjets

Central Moscow Hippodrome
Moscow Hippodrome 1956 © Bock-Schroeder Foundation

In almost a year's production, they created the documentary under unimaginable difficulties.

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Disturbed Landscapes

Mamai Hill 1956 © Bock-Schroeder Foundation

Nothing there reminds you of the huge battle except a tank turret on a stone pedestal and an inscription.

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Alaska 1956 © Bock-Schroeder Foundation

At no time during the relatively recent but fast developing market for fine art photography have there been greater resources or opportunities for collectors to acquire photographic works.

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Vintage Prints

Moscow 1956 © Bock-Schroeder Foundation

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced connoisseur, collecting photography has become an excellent investment with a steadily increasing value.

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Modern Prints

Alaska 1952 © Bock-Schroeder Foundation

Modern Prints are made from the original negative. Printed and approved by the Bock-Schroeder Foundation they provide an unique way of collecting reputable and original photographs in limited edition.

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Jans Bock-Schroeder

Paris 2012 © Bock-Schroeder Foundation

Peter Bock-Schroeder

Sochi Beach
Sotchi 1956 © Bock-Schroeder Foundation

Ingeborg Bock-Schroeder

Model on Chair
Fashion 1960 © Bock-Schroeder Foundation


Gunther Sachs
Gunther Sachs © Bock-Schroeder Foundation


Card image cap
Greece 1950 © Bock-Schroeder Foundation


Paris 1956 © Bock-Schroeder Foundation