Janos Frecot

Cultural historian, author and editor of numerous publications devoted to issues of aesthetics and photography. He comes from a family of Swabians (German Banats) and now lives in Berlin. In the 1960s he was a photographer of architecture.
Janos Frecot

Cultural historian, author and editor of numerous publications devoted to issues of aesthetics and photography. He comes from a family of Swabians (German Banats) and now lives in Berlin. In the 1960s he was a photographer of architecture. In the early 1970s he started working on creating the Werkbund-Archive, later transformed into the Museum der Dinge (Museum of Things). In the years 1976-1978 he was the Secretary of the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Akademie der Künste in West Berlin. In 1978, on his initiative, the Landesmuseum Berlinische Galerie collection of photographs was established, which he later directed and in which the exhibitions: Photographie als Photographie (1989), Sprung in die Zeit (1992), Lichtseiten (1998) and Erich Salomon - Mit Frack und Linse durch Politik und Gesellschaft (2004). In 2001, he was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for the promotion of photography culture in Berlin. After retiring, Frecot worked as a curator for, among others, Arno Schmidt-Stiftung in Bargfeld and the Albertina in Vienna for some time. In 2013 there was the publication and exhibition of his early photographic work entitled Die Jahre mit der Kamera.