Minya Diez-Dührkoop

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Minya Diez-Dührkoop
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Born21 June 1873
Died17 November 1929

Minya Diez-Dührkoop or Dièz-Dührkoop (21 June 1873 – 17 November 1929) was a German photographer.


Diez-Dührkoop was born in Hamburg in 1873. Her mother was Maria Louise Caroline Dührkoop and her father Rudolf Dührkoop [de] also became a noted photographer. He started his portrait business in 1883 and his fourteen-year-old daughter became his assistant in 1887. She worked with growing independence and she married in 1894 another photographer. By 1900 she and father were operating different branches of their Berlin business. The following year she divorced her husband but retained his name Diez in her name.

They had a successful business and they took portraits of many notable subjects. They mixed in artistic circles and they owned a modernist painting by Alma del Banco. Other contacts included Lavinia Schulz and her husband. Schulz's costumes were photographed by Diez-Dührkoop. Schulz died in Hamburg in 1924 four days before her birthday. She shot her partner and then herself. Thirty costumes and Diez-Dührkoop's photographs of her work were stored in a Hamburg museum.[1]

Diez-Dührkoop died in 1929 in Hamburg.


  1. ^ Avant-Garde 1920s Costumes Reemerge, Revealing Their Makers’ Tragic Story, Alison Mier, 29 October 2016, Hyperallergic.com, Retrieved 26 May 2016