Monday, November 19, 2007
One thing you won't find in the works of Roger Melis, Martin Roemers and Walter Vogel are clichés. Their works, depicting different aspects of working life in the post-war Germanies, go on show today at the Willy-Brandt-Haus, headquarters of Germany's Social Democratic Party (SPD), under the title "Arbeit und Alltag 1951-1992" ("Work and Everyday Life 1951-1992")
Monday, February 26, 2007
The GDR is fast disappearing from Berlin's cityscape. If you want to
get an impression of what East Berlin looked like before the Wall came
down, check out the upcoming exhibition "East Berlin - The Last Decade"
(German title: Berlin-Ost. Das letzte Jahrzehnt
) at the Linden-Center
out in Hohenschönhausen
showing photos of everyday life
between 1979 and 1989 by Thomas Uhlemann.
Thursday, February 22, 2007
New York, stark black and white street photography: the trademarks
of photographer Arthur Fellig (1899 - 1968), commonly known by his
pseudonym "Weegee". Beginning on Saturday 24th February (vernissage:
23rd February, 7pm) an exhibition at gallery C|O
Berlin in the Postfuhramt (Oranienburger Straße) will show 217 photographs by
Fellig from the Berinson Collection as well as documentary videos about
the photographer and his work.
Fellig's nickname is said to derive from "Ouija" due to his seemingly
uncanny knack of arriving at incident scenes just minutes after they
occurred. This wasn't through some paranormal abilty though - he was
the only New York newspaper reporter who was allowed to have a
portable police-band shortwave radio.