Founded in Cologne in 2011, Galerie Bene Taschen represents some of the world’s leading artists in contemporary photography and painting. The gallery promotes its international artists through participation in key art fairs, such as Paris Photo and The Armory Show in New York City, as well as its extensive exhibition program. Galerie Bene Taschen launched in 2011 with its presentation of works by L.A. photographer Gregory Bojorquez and by Joseph Rodriguez from New York. In 2014, celebrated photographer Miron Zownir from Berlin joined the gallery’s roster. In 2015, American photographers Jamel Shabazz and Arlene Gottfried, both from New York, were added, followed by German painter Ulrike Nattermüller in 2016. Since autumn 2017, the gallery has represented New York-based photographer Jeff Mermelstein and German painter Charlotte Trossbach, and in summer 2018 hosted its first solo exhibition with the works of David LaChapelle.