Peter Keetman (1916-2005) occupies a central position in German post-war photography.
At the end of the 1940s, Keetman was one of the young and wild members of the fotoform group who, inspired by avant-garde experiments of the pre-war period, wanted to develop a new language of photography based on formal reduction, the creative power of light and the subjectivity of individual experience of the world. Together with Otto Steinert and the other members of fotoform, Peter Keetman epitomises the awakening of photography. With his sensitive, poetic photographs, which are both graphically austere and ultra-modern, he became one of the pioneering photographers of the 1950s and 1960s. Keetman's photographs are characterised by his photographic vision, his creative will, with which he divided the image surface as a section of reality into line, surface and structure, his analytical eye and his technical precision. His formative influence on photography can still be felt today.
Auszug aus dem Text von Sebastian Lux, Stiftung F.C. Gundlach
copyright Peter Keetman
"Volkswagenwerk Wolfsburg" 1953
Stiftung F.C. Gundlach