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WALTHER, Artur

PORTRAIT-WALTHER-02Born in Ulm, Germany.

Lives and works in New York City.


In June 2010, Artur Walther opened his collection to the public, a four-building museum complex set in the residential streets of his hometown, Neu-Ulm / Berlafingen in southern Germany.

He has been devoted to supporting global photography programs and scholarships for nearly twenty years. He began collecting in the late 1990s, focusing at first on modern German photography—including Bernd and Hilla Becher and August Sander—before expanding his collection to encompass contemporary photography and video from artists around the globe.

The collection today includes the most significant body of contemporary Asian and African photography in the world. In New York City, Artur Walther now serves on a number of photography committees at cultural and educational institutions, including MoMA’s Architecture and Design Committee.

He is a board member at the Storefront for Art and Architecture and at the International Center of Photography.


Artur Walther was nominator for the Discovery Award of the Rencontres d’Arles in 2011. He nominated the following artists: Domingo Milella; Jo Ractliffe and Mikhael Subotzky


In 2014, he will exhibit his collection at the Rencontres d’Arles: Typology, Taxinomy et Seriality at the Espace Van Gogh.