The photography collection at Brahms-Institut is one of the most important around the world dealing with Johannes Brahms and his surroundings. Around 700 contemporary photographs, drawings, and paintings are stored in the archive of the Brahms-Institut and are available in various formats on the Internet.
Around 50 of the photographs are pictures of Brahms himself, from the earliest shot from the year 1853 to the last portrait, taken by Maria Fellinger in a private context in 1896. The other photographs, which usually come from the estate of the composer himself, show friends and contemporaries.
The sometimes rare and thus valuable photographs are available in high resolution, allowing them to be reprinted larger than the original for detail. Damage like scratches, tears, or spots were kept in the process of digitization for reasons of authenticity (but if necessary, these can be removed upon request).