Angelika Platen, the artist portraitist, studied photography at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg and worked for many years as a photographer and photojournalist. During her time at the "Galerie an der Milchstraße" she portrayed numerous young artists in their artistic creative contexts, who today can look back on a successful career. Among those portrayed are Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke, Andy Warhol and Neo Rauch. Today, their photographs can be seen in numerous institutional collections. Several retrospectives have already been dedicated to the artist, who lives in Berlin and southern France, underscoring her importance as an outstanding documentarian of the art scene.