Helen Adkins is an independent art historian born 1960 in Watford and living in Berlin since 1986. Raised in Paris, she became friends with Nadia Blumenfeld (Erwin Blumenfeld’s granddaughter) in 1970. She received an MA in art history in 1985, and a PhD in 2008. She wrote her dissertation on the montages of Erwin Blumenfeld (Hatje Cantz). She lectures at the University of the Arts in Braunschweig and is currently working on the catalogue raisonné of the photograms of Christian Schad.