b. Lathen/Ems, Germany 1938
d. Hanover, Germany 2010


1955-'58 Apprenticeship as chemist
Freelance journalist and photographer at the local newsroom of the newspaper Westfälische Rundschau
1958-'63 Commercial clerk at a photographic outlet in Hanover
1963-'65 Photographic studies at Prof. Dr. Otto Steinert, Folkwangschool for Artistic Design Essen (since 1972 University Essen)
1965-'66 Assistant at the institute of scientific photography, Stuttgart
1966 Assistant at the photogallery Clarissa, Hanover
1967-'68 Photographer at the daily newspaper Hannoversche Presse
1968-'84 Lecturer for photography at the Werkkunstschule Hanover (since 1971 University of Applied Sciences and Art, Hanover)
1969-'91 Organisation of exhibitions about historical and contemporary photography
1972-'73 Resumption and final examination of his photographic studies at Prof. Dr. Otto Steinert, University Essen, Department Art and Design
1972-'91 Foundation and Leadership of the honorary pursued Spectrum Photogallery, that was included in the Sprengel Museum, Hanover in 1979, together with other photographers from Hanover
1981 Grant for artists from Lower Saxony
Bernhard-Sprengel-Award for Fine Arts
1984-'97 Professor of photography at the University of Applied Sciences and Art, Hanover
1999 Award for Fine Arts of the Stadtsparkasse Hanover
2000 Award for Fine Arts of the Land of Lower Saxony
The Land of Lower Saxony acquires the archive of Heinrich Riebesehl
2001 Delivery of the archive as permanent loan to the Sprengel Museum, Hanover
The Flat Land: Positions of an Unspectacular View, Brandenburgische Kunstsammlungen, Cottbus, Brandenburg
2003 Yet Untitled, Suermondt Ludwig Museum, Aachen
Yet Untitled, Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg
2004 Yet Untitled, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg
Heinrich Riebesehl: Photographic Series, 1963-2001, Sprengel Museum, Hanover
Yet Untitled, National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen, Copenhagen
2005 People in Photographs, Neues Museum Nürnberg, Nuremberg
Landscape in Flux, Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica
2006 What is Plastic? 100 Years/100 Heads, Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisberg
2009 Awarded the Lower Saxony State Prize
Night Flowers: Images of Nature, Sprengel Museum, Hanover
City, Country, River, Sprengel Museum, Hanover
Art and the Cold War: German Positions 1945-1989, German History Museum, Berlin
Art and the Cold War: German Positions 1945-1989, Germanic National Museum, Nuremberg
Art of Two Germanys/Cold War Cultures, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
2010 Heinrich Riebesehl dies in Hanover
2011 Portraits in Series: A Century of Photographs, Museum of Arts and Crafts, Hamburg
Heinrich Riebesehl/Claudia Mucha, Kunstverein Springhornhof, Neuenkirchen
2012 The Man and His Objects, Museum Folkwang, Essen
Hungry City: Agriculture and Food in Contemporary Art, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin
Home, DZ Bank Art Collection, Frankfurt, Bautzen