Birgit Kleber was born in Hannover/Germany. After her education as a photographer she
worked as an editor for a women’s magazine. During her stay in the USA she visited
workshops of Lotte Jacobi and Berenice Abbott in San Francisco followed by a practical
course on television, work as an assistant director and as a set photographer at movie- and
television productions. Since 1985 she is working freelanced as a photographer for various
newspapers and magazines with the emphasis on portraits. Since 2008 she is part of the photo
agency VISUM. As an artist she is making up her own projects, which have been shown in
over 20 personal exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions. She got several scholarships –
one of them is the scholarship for foreign countries of the Berliner Senat for Moscow. Her
works can be seen for example at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, at the Berlinische
Galerie in Berlin and at the Deutsche Filmmuseum in Frankfurt/Main.
“Birgit Klebers works – journalistic as well as artistic - are about denudation, about a moment
of truth. As a photographer she is finding nakedness in the faces. These people expose a lot of
there intimacy. They are looking strangely at us and are coming at the same time very close.
Searching for truth may be old fashioned but the desire to denude may be modern.” (Harald
Martenstein in Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin).