Mingram, Gerd

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Mingram, Gerd Gender: M
Gerhard Mingram
born on 22 June 1910 at 07:30 (= 07:30 AM )
Place Hamburg, Germany, 53n33, 9e59
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 29°57' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 23°28 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 10°12'


German photographer and photojournalist, known as 'Germin.'

He took over one hundred thousand black-and-white photographs.

In 1961, he was commissioned by a trade union newspaper to cover Hamburg's "Top Ten Club" and by chance took photos of the then unknown Beatles. In the mid 1970s, he sold some of the photos to Paul McCartney for £30,000.

He died in 2001.

Link to Wikipedia biography (German)


  • Death, Cause unspecified 2001

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Foto Germin: Werk und Leben eines Bildjournalisten" (Dölling und Galitz, 1993): "Überraschenderweise ist eine Agenda meines Vaters der Vernichtung entgangen, in die er unter dem 22. Juni 1910 die Eintragung machte: »Gerhard Mingram, Sohn, geboren morgens siebeneinhalb Uhr zu Hamburg, Schumannstraße 46 II."

Translation: "Surprisingly, an agenda by my father escaped the destruction; he made the entry under 22 June 1910: "Gerhard Mingram, son, born in the morning at seven-thirty in Hamburg, Schumannstraße 46 II."


  • Vocation : Art : Photography