With more than 12 million photographs, the bpk picture archive owns an important collection of photographs from contemporary history, which includes more than 150 estates and bequests of renowned press and documentary photographers. Subjects focus on history and politics up to the 1990s, geography worldwide, topography of Berlin, portraits of important personalities, science and technology, everyday life, arts and culture.
The bpk picture agency is one of the largest picture agencies in the cultural sector. It offers images of collection objects from the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation SPK and over 200 other cultural institutions from Germany and abroad. This image portal of the cultural institutions offers access to curated image galleries in addition to full-text searches of the entire collection.