Kehrer Verlag

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Kehrer Verlag
Kehrer Logo.svg
FounderKlaus Kehrer
Country of originGermany
Headquarters locationHeinsteinwerk, Wieblinger Weg 21, 69123 Heidelberg, Germany
DistributionStuttgarter Verlagskontor (Germany)
AVA (Switzerland)
Consortium Book Sales & Distribution (North America)
Turnaround Publisher Services (UK)[1][2]
Publication typesBooks
Nonfiction topicsFine art, photography, culture, sound art

Kehrer Verlag is an art book publisher based in Heidelberg, Germany, specializing in photography, fine art, and sound art.[3] Its books are produced in cooperation with Kehrer Design, the affiliated office for design and image processing.[4]


The publishing house was founded by Klaus Kehrer in 1995.[4] Since 2005, the headquarters of Kehrer Verlag has been a loft in the Heinsteinwerk in Heidelberg, a former ceramic factory built in 1912.[2]

From 2010 to 2013, Kehrer Verlag operated a showroom in Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin, where book presentations and artist talks were organized regularly.[4]

In 2014, Kehrer Galerie opened at Potsdamerstr. 100 in Berlin.[4] The works of German and international photographers were presented here in temporary exhibitions.[4] Since May 2019, the gallery premises—now spearheaded by Erik Spiekermann and under the name analog—have become a showroom for special books, where new publications and backlist titles from the program of Kehrer Verlag are presented and can be purchased.[5]

Kehrer Verlag is a member of the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels.[6] From 2011 to 2016, it was the German partner of the European Publishers Award for Photography (EPAP), an initiative of European publishing houses to promote contemporary photography.[4] The winning project was announced at the Rencontres d’Arles and published simultaneously in book form in five countries.[7]

Since 2014, Kehrer Verlag has been a partner of the Nordic Dummy Award (NDA), an initiative of Fotogalleriet Oslo and the Norwegian Association of Fine Art Photographers.[8] The NDA is awarded periodically to young photo artists whose projects focus on the Nordic countries.[8]

From 2014 to 2017, Kehrer Verlag also participated as a sponsor and project partner in the C/O Berlin Talent Award, a promotional prize that honors a tandem of young photographers and art critics under thirty-five years old; altogether, ten books were published as part of the Talent Award.[9]

Publishing program[edit]

Kehrer Verlag publishes roughly eighty new titles each year. In addition to regular photobooks, it publishes collector’s editions.[10]

Among the photographers and artists whose works have been published by Kehrer Verlag are: Christopher Anderson, Elina Brotherus, Paul Cézanne, Robert Delauney, Matthieu Gafsou, Bruce Gilden, Guido Guidi, Oskar Kokoschka, Saul Leiter, Helen Levitt, Sarah Moon, Nicholas Nixon, Anders Petersen, Kenji Toma, Julius Shulman, Fiona Tan, and Donald Wexler.[11]

Institutions with which Kehrer Verlag cooperates include the Museum Tinguely in Basel[12], the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg[13], the Städel Museum in Frankfurt am Main[14], and the Versicherungskammer Kulturstiftung in Munich[15], as well as the Albertina[16] and the Kunstforum in Vienna.[17]


Over the years, numerous Kehrer publications have been nominated and awarded at national and international book awards, among them the following: Deutsche Fotobuchpreis,[18] Die Schönsten Deutschen Bücher der Stiftung Buchkunst,[19] DAM Award,[20] Paris Photo Aperture Foundation Photo Book Award,[21] Rencontres d'Arles Book Award,[22] Kraszna-Krausz Book Award,[23] Lucie Awards,[24] PhotoESPAÑA,[25] Finnish Fotobook Award,[26] Svenska Fotobokspriset,[27] FOTOFO Central European House of Photography Award, Premios de diseno editorial Daniel Gil Award, PDN Photo Annual,[28] Red Dot Award,[29] DDC Award Gute Gestaltung[29] and Type Directors Club Award.[30]


  1. ^ "Publishers Representatives | Publishers Distributors". Turnaround Publisher Services. Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  2. ^ a b "Contact". Kehrer Verlag. Retrieved 2018-01-17.
  3. ^ Wehlte, Martina (25 October 2010). "Abseits glatter stilisierter Fotografie". Deutschlandfunk. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "About". Kehrer Verlag. Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  5. ^ "News". Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  6. ^ "Mitgliederdatenbank". (in German). Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  7. ^ "European Publishers Award for Photography | Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie e.V." Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  8. ^ a b "Nordic Dummy Award". Nordic Dummy Award. Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  9. ^ "C/O Berlin Talent Award". C/O Berlin. 2015-06-23. Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  10. ^ "Collector's Editions - Shop". Kehrer Verlag. Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  11. ^ "Artists". Kehrer Verlag. Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  12. ^ "Search results for: 'tinguely'". Kehrer Verlag. Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  13. ^ "Search results for: 'deichtorhalle'". Kehrer Verlag. Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  14. ^ "Search results for: 'städel'". Kehrer Verlag. Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  15. ^ "Kunstfoyer • Versicherungskammer Kulturstiftung". Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  16. ^ "Search results for: 'albertina'". Kehrer Verlag. Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  17. ^ "Search results for: 'kunstforum wien'". Kehrer Verlag. Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  18. ^ fotoforum. "Deutscher Fotobuchpreis – Fotowettbewerbe" (in German). Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  19. ^ "Stiftung Buchkunst". Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  20. ^ Müller, Andreas (2018-10-08). "DAM Architectural Book Award 2018 für zehn besondere Architekturbücher". Bauen Aktuell (in German). Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  21. ^ "Shortlist announced for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards". British Journal of Photography. 2018-10-31. Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  22. ^ "„Mich interessieren historische, politische oder gesellschaftliche Umbrüche und wie sie sich in urbane Räume einschreiben." Interview mit Anton Roland Laub". Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  23. ^ "Photo London: the 2018 Kraszna-Krausz shortlist". British Journal of Photography. 2018-05-09. Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  24. ^ "Awards". Lucie Photo Book Prize. Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  25. ^ "The best photography books of the year". PHotoESPAÑA. Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  26. ^ "Vuoden valokuvataidekirjakilpailu". Vuoden valokuvataidekirjakilpailu. Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  27. ^ "Svenska Fotobokspriset". SFF. Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  28. ^ Inc, Votigo. "PDN Photo Annual 2019". PDN Photo Annual 2019. Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  29. ^ a b "Andreas Winkler". Kehrer Verlag (in German). Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  30. ^ "Type Directors Club TDC61 Exhibition". The Type Directors Club: Archive. Retrieved 2019-10-20.

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