Between 1957 and 1959 Karin Székessy studied photography at theInstitute for Photojournalism in Munich.
In 1959 she began withdoll photos, to which from 1963 portraits, artist portraits, still lifes,landscapes and nude photographs were added. In particular, the nudephotographs, the focus of Karin Székessy's work, made her internationallyfamous.
From 1960 to 1966 Székessyworked as a reportage photographer for the magazine Kristall and wasa member of the contemporary group of worksbetween 1962 and 1967. From 1967 to 1969 she taught fashion photography at the WerkkunstschuleHamburg.
Karin Székessy was married to the artist Paul Wunderlich from 1971 until his death in 2010. Over the years of marriage, numerous works were created in closecorrespondence to the work.