Photo based art

Authenticity and uniqueness of the photographs, provenance is crucial

A selection of photographs from the archive of German Photo Journalist Peter Bock-Schroeder (1913-2001) go on the market for the first time in 2020.

5 Reasons to collect Bock-Schroeder

Visitors at the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg
State Hermitage Museum, 1956

01. Provenance: an important aspect in the art world, and especially in the world of art photography.

02. Uniqueness: the sale of the photos is strictly regulated.

03. Originality: the pictures go on the market for the first time.

04. Quality: All originals are handmade gelatin silver prints.

05. Investment: the choice to own art is an investment.

Looking at photos: The era of the great masters is over. What remains are the gems of the analog years.

Among the photographs offered for sale are Vintage Prints made by Peter Bock-Schroeder in the 1950's/60's, as well as limited edition Modern Prints, printed from the original negatives in museum quality by Jans Bock-Schroeder (son of the photographer, and managing director of the Bock-Schroeder Foundation). They bear the edition number, print date, the PBS copyright stamp and the signature of Jans Bock-Schroeder verso.

Military cemetery Hautecourt
Military Cemetery Hautecourt, 1960

The exclusivity of this collection and the time of sale make a purchase particularly interesting. In contrast to the works of many other master photographers whose works have been on the market for years and whose genuineness cannot always be determined with accuracy.

Buying fine art photography online has become the new norm on our exclusive art marketplace for works presented by the Bock-Schroeder Foundation.

The Bock-Schroeder Foundation can guarantee the authenticity and uniqueness of the photographs available.

Provenance is crucial in establishing whether a photograph is not a forgery. Therefor a purchase from the Bock Schroeder Foundation is the safest way to purchase an original and authentic piece.

Playing children in Moscow admiring a Mercedes Benz
Playing children in Moscow, 1956

The prices of the items in the editions change with each sale, as they become progressively more limited. The more limited, the more expensive a printed fine art photograph from an edition will become.

Black girl in New York waving at the photographer's camera
New York City, 1982

In addition to the sale of original photographs, we produce Editions Boxes with selected themes.

Oil refinery in Baku 1956
Oil refinery in Baku, 1956

The acquisition of a new original work shapes your perspective, your inspiration and your consciousness as a collector. Photography and its associated potential in the visual cultural context has never been stronger and more important than it is today.

Collectors play an essential role in this development.The Bock-Schroeder Foundation is committed to assist collectors through every aspect of this journey.

Let me share my 17 year experience about the ongoing discussion about one of the unsolved mysteries in the world of photography. What is a Vintage Print? and why it is worth knowing.

The Bock Schroeder Foundation collaborates with private and commercial clients to help build unique world-class art collections and provides advice to the acquisition departments of museums and public collections worldwide.

We know that collecting photography is a personal experience and we want our collectors to appreciate the ultimate fulfilment, both when purchasing and possessing a unique masterpiece from the archive of Peter Bock-Schroeder.

Couple in front of their car
Peru 1952

The art of photography can lead us to reflect on our own history. A great picture moves us, it makes us sigh. Find your personal favourite in this exclusive collection, managed by the photographer's son.


In photography, the term vintage print refers to a Photo-print that was made by the photographer immediately after the roll of film was developed and the negative was produced. Generally a vintage print is regarded a precious first photo.
Originals, Modern Prints, are highly sought-after collectable items. They are produced in limited edition from the original negative. Every analog hand print is certified and editioned. The limited edition notice guarantees the uniqueness of each original.

Unique: One of a kind piece, created by Peter Bock-Schroeder (1913-2001)

Limited edition: Original works created in limited edition, supervised by Jans Bock-Schroeder.

Made-to-order: A hand made photograph that is made-to-order.

  • Shipping cost worldwide, including specialty art packaging and insurance for your artwork, is payed for by the Bock-Schroeder Foundation.
  • After you have completed your online order, you will receive an order confirmation by email. When the work is shipped you receive a second mail with the tracking number that allows you to follow your order’s status as well as the invoice for your ordered item.
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  • We work exclusively with certified shipping partners. These vary depending on the size of the art you order and the country it is being delivered to. DHL, UPS, Hermes, DPD, FedEx, and GLS are among the companies we trust.
  • Delivery takes about 10 workdays.
  • Do not hesitate to contact us at any time with any questions: about payment, delivery or anything else. Contact: +49 174 450 64 69 | mail (at)
The Bock-Schroeder-Foundation is the sole representative of the works of Peter Bock-Schroeder and thus has unique and exclusive access to these rare and unique works.