In 1999, Deutsche Börse Group started to collect and promote contemporary photography. With the Art Collection Deutsche Börse, it has since compiled its internationally renowned Art Collection and built an extensive exhibition and educational exchange programme. In addition, it has supported numerous photography projects of other institutions as a patron or sponsor.
In following its objective of making its commitment permanent, Deutsche Börse transferred its cultural activities to the Frankfurt-based non-profit limited liability company Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation gGmbH on 1 August 2015. The Foundation coordinates and is responsible for all activities, which continue to centre on collecting, exhibiting and promoting works of photography. The Foundation is supported by an advisory committee of curators made up of international experts and multipliers.
According to its memorandum of association, the Foundation’s intended purpose is to develop and show the Art Collection Deutsche Börse as well as to promote projects and institutions on the subject of photography. Most notably, it focuses on discovering and supporting new talent as well as on developing educational platforms and encouraging academic dialogue. The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation solely and directly pursues non-profit purposes.
Deutsche Börse AG
Peter Gorschlüter, Director Museum Folkwang, Essen (Chairman)
Marloes Krijnen, former Director FOAM Fotografie Museum Amsterdam (Vice Chairman)
Monica Allende, Independent Curator, London
Cristina de Middel, President Magnum Photos, Paris and Artist, Brasil
Andréa Holzherr, Exhibition Manager Magnum Photos, Paris
Felix Krämer, Director Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany
Renée Mussai, Independent Curator/Scholar and Artistic Director The Walther Collection (GB/USA/DE)
Dr. Christian Zschocke, Lawyer, Partner at Morgan Lewis, Germany
The head office of the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation gGmbH is located on Börsenplatz 4 in Frankfurt/Main. Exhibitions remain at Deutsche Börse AG’s headquarters The Cube in Eschborn.