Since its foundation in 1995, Kehrer Verlag in Heidelberg has specialized in art and photography books. With the owner Klaus Kehrer at his helm, he is not only one of the few independent publishers in Germany, but is also one of the world's leading photography publishers. Other focal points of the publishing program are contemporary art, art from the 17th to 20th centuries and international sound art.
From 2011 to 2016, the publishing house was a German partner of the European Publishers Award for Photography (EPAP), an initiative of European publishing houses to promote contemporary photography. Numerous Kehrer publications have been nominated and recognized at international book awards.