The aim of this master thesis was to discover the importance of private photography as a bearer of memories and, in order to realize the purpose, to investigate how people experience the three phases of photography production, selection/preservation and reception. Therefore, five people were interviewed as case examples by use of qualitative interviews. Additionally, the technique of photo-interviewing was encompassed since important private photographs were included in the individual discussions for the research.This work is divided into theoretical and empirical parts.The first chapters discuss the theoretical discourse concerning photography in European Ethnology, everyday photography as private practice and photo psychology. In addition, the thesis deals with the definitions of memory and remembrance, which are fundamental to the work, in order to make photography comprehensible as a manifestation of memory and remembrance within the biography of individuals.Firstly, in the empirical part, the applied methods are explained and discussed. Subsequently, the five qualitative interviews, which form the foundation of the master thesis, are addressed. In the evaluation, links between theory and empiricism are established, the experiences of the interviewed persons are compared with one another and new possible directions are pointed out.