HILDE ROTH. A time travel through Darmstadt 1950 – 1990

May 29 to October 3, 2021

Another cooperation across Rhine-Main with the RAY Fotografieprojekte Frankfurt/RheinMain will be HILDE ROTH from summer 2021. The exhibition puts a special Darmstadt personality in the focus of an exhibition: the photographer and post-war reporter Hilde Roth (1927 – 2019) was a tireless documentarist and committed social observer. From around 1950 to 2000 she worked as an editorial photographer for the two major Darmstadt newspapers – Tagblatt and Echo.

Her photo archive, which has completely documented the development of Darmstadt since 1955, has been completely taken over by the TU Darmstadt. With many contemporary testimonies -— initially photographed for the daily press — an exhibition is being created that tells in pictures half a century of eventful post-war times of a city and its surroundings and the unusual biography of a woman.