About us

Gallery History

The Bernheimer family has been a driving force in the European art market since 1864. In 2005 Blanca Bernheimer, 5th generation in this art dealing family, founded Bernheimer Fine Art Photography. She has since become a leading figure within in the German and Swiss fine art photography market and has been able to established a well respected reputation by hosting and curating numerous exhibitions of outstanding photographers, such as the 20th-century classics Irving Penn, Horst P. Horst, Lucien Clergue and Robert Mapplethorpe. In addition to these modern masters, the gallery has acted as representative of internationally recognized photographers including Annie Leibovitz, Jeanloup Sieff and Michael Kenna, as well as younger contemporary photographers such as Veronica Bailey, Mariano Vivanco and Silke Lauffs. Along with the visual idea and artistic message, complete mastery of photographic technique is always a determining factor. A number of thematic exhibitions have been particularly well received, presenting photography in dialogue with selected old masters and therewith throwing light on the medium from a different angle. 

We also exclusively represent the estate of Gunter Sachs, one of Germany's most famous photographers and art collectors.
Bernheimer Fine Art maintains an extensive and ever-changing inventory of 20th century and contemporary photographs.

With the objective to present our artists to collectors and new target groups we have participated in numerous internationally renowned art fairs such as Frieze Masters, Paris Photo, Photo London and Art Cologne.

Advisory Services

For about 15 years Blanca Bernheimer has been advising clients, curating exhibitions and promoting fine art photography, liaising with both private and institutional collections. With this expertise and knowledge we offer consulting for photographic art collectors and institutions in the the following services such as:

Curatorial Art Services
Residential and Corporate Art Services
Organization and accompanying photographic exhibitions
Analyses and consultancy of photographic collections

Based on our extensive international network of contacts and with our experience in photography art world for more than 15 years, we provide a professional and personalized approach, whether for the purchase of a single work of art or developing, curating and operating an entire photography collection. We work closely with interior designers and art consultants to select and source photography for clients. Please email us to learn more about our policies for working with industry professionals.

Blanca Bernheimer

Blanca Bernheimer
Gallery Director