Peter Keetman


Peter Keetman (German, 1916–2005) studied photography at the Bayerische Lehranstalt für Lichtbildwesen in Munich in 1937. He then was the assistant of portrait photographer Gertrud Hesse in Duisburg. After serving in the war, in which he was seriously wounded, he continued his studies in Munich with Hanna Seewald and later with Adolf Lazi in Stuttgart. In 1948 Keetman founded the fotoform group with Otto Steinert, Adolf Lazi, and Siegfried Lauterwasser and participated in exhibitions of subjektive fotografie. He worked in advertising and for industrial clients; he made extensive photographic documentations for automobile manufacturers in Wolfsburg and Munich.