Roswitha Hecke


Roswitha Hecke (b. 1944) lives and works in Hamburg. After completing a three-year photography apprenticeship, she was the exclusive photographer of Peter Zadek’s theater productions. Hecke traveled through America with the writer Wolf Wondratschek in the late seventies, creating travel pieces and a joint book titled Menschen-Orte-Fäuste. Important photographic works focus on transvestites in Paris, the work of a detective in the Bronx and the homeless in New York’s Bowery. Since 1978 she has had several single and group shows, for example in the Fotoforum in der Fabrik, Hamburg (1980), the Prince Gallery, Kyoto (1990), the NORD / LB art gallery, Hanover (2004), the Academy of Arts and Martin Gropius Building, Berlin (2007). Her many publications include Liebes Leben, Munich 1979, Mann für Mann, Hamburg 1989, Pigalle, Cologne 2007, Secret Views. Fotografien 1964 bis heute, Munich 2007.