Bock-Schroeder Archive

In his work as photographer, Peter Bock-Schroeder considered himself a storyteller. He added captions, comments, and sometimes entire paragraphs of text to provide additional information about the scenes he captured.


Highly decorated War Heroes Russia

Behind the iron curtain

February 24, 2021 by Jans Bock-Schroeder

In 1956, one year after the peace treaty between Russia and Germany, Peter Bock-Schroeder was the first West German photojournalist to be permitted to tell a visual story about the daily life behind the Iron Curtain.

The Soviets

Children playing in Dublin 1956

How I discovered my affection for Ireland

February 24, 2021 by Jans Bock-Schroeder

For several days he walked through Dublin and documented the everyday life of the Irish capital. Playing children, praying people and the famed Irish pubs.

Pictures of Ireland

Salmon Fishing at Celilo Falls

Echo of falling water

February 24, 2021 by Jans Bock-Schroeder

For 15,000 years, native peoples gathered at Wyam to fish and exchange goods.

Celilo Falls

Military Exercise in Bolivia 1954

Revolution in Bolivia

February 24, 2021 by Jans Bock-Schroeder

The hated army was re-established in 1953, and was built over the years into a formidable force.

True revolution

Oil refinery in Neft Daşları

The world's first offshore oil platform

February 24, 2021 by Jans Bock-Schroeder

The "island of the seven sunken ships" serves as accommodation for the first drilling crews.

On the Black Rocks

Priest Hendrick Patterson prays with the men of Alpha II on Fletcher's Island

Fletcher's Ice Island

February 24, 2021 by Jans Bock-Schroeder

Bock-Schroeder's dangerous flight into the polar desert.

Alpha II

Soldier says goodbye to his son

The crisis had turned into a war

February 24, 2021 by Jans Bock-Schroeder

In the course of 1956, the conflict between Egypt and Israel intensified

Suez Crisis

Etchmiadzin Cathedral

Etchmiadzin Cathedral

February 24, 2021 by Jans Bock-Schroeder

The Catholicos of the Armenian Church invited Bock to document a mass in the cathedral of Etchmiadzin.

Armenian Apostolic Church

Kaiser Wilhelm Statue on Desk

House Doorn - Kaiser Wilhem's II

February 24, 2021 by Bonn Brandt

After the German defeat in the First World War, Wilhelm fled to the neutral Netherlands where he lived on his estate in the Utrecht province from 1920 to 1941.

Kaiser Wilhem's II last exile

German Soldier in North Africa 1942

The Devil's Gardens

February 24, 2021 by Bonn Brandt

In early July 1942, Churchill was becoming increasingly impatient with progress in the Western Desert.

El Alamein

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