Heinrich von der Becke – “The Picasso with the Camera” – Berlin Sports Museum Exhibits Works of the Sports Photographer

Badminton player with laughing face in straddle jump in the air, shot frontally. Flash provides strong contrast between background and athlete in white sportswear.
Cover photo: Badminton, forehand game | Heinrich von der Becke Picture Archive in the Berlin Sports Museum (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)

Prof. Dr. Detlef Kuhlmann Introduces The Berlin Sports Museum is currently hosting an exhibition documenting and honoring the works of arguably the most important sports photographer of his time: Heinrich von der Becke (1913 to 1997) is considered the “Picasso with a camera.” The Berlin press photographer, who at the time worked for daily newspapers […]