1929 Gera – 2012 Berlin
Ursula Arnold, as a daughter of a photographer, she followed her father’s path and enrolled in the photography course at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig, where she studied alongside Evelyn Richter. After obtaining her education, she was employed as a cinematographer at the East German television and cultivated photography as a hobby. Focusing on street and portrait photography, Arnold’s works can be seen as a chronicle of life and society of the German Democratic Republic. The photographer was included at the most important exhibitions summarizing this period, such as „The Shuttered Society, Art photography in the GDR 1949-1989.“ At the European Month of Photography in 2012 and the collection of the Berlinische Galerie „Photography from Heinrich Zille to Thomas Demand“. The major retrospective of Arnold’s was organized by the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein in 2002.