Berlin Germany 1989 (selection)
B/W photographs, 1989
Documenting the changes and events that took place in Berlin 1989, I travelled frequently to East and West-Berlin trying to capture the atmosphere, floating between order and chaos.
1: Berlin Wall with GDR border guard, November
2: Opernplatz Leipzig, GDR, Monday morning, October
3: Demonstration Opernplatz Leipzig and surrounding, GDR, Monday evening, October
4: Start of demolition work of Berlin Wall, West German security personnel and media people waiting. November
5: People from the West part are flocking to the first open section, early morning, November
6: Nearby section that is to be torn down, West Berliners sitting on the wall, waiting for the things to come
7: The news spread quickly in East and West, bringing thousands to the open section.
8: Polenmarkt, Kreuzberg Westberlin. Loosend visa regulations attracted many Polish people to come and sell their cheap merchandise and return home with Westmark
9: Polenmarkt, Kreuzberg Westberlin. Loosend visa regulations attracted many Polish people to come and sell their cheap merchandise and return home with Westmark
10: Former Checkpoint in Berlin-Mitte. Poster advertises the sale of thrown out, genuine border signs.
11: East Berlin, shop window with note: ‘anarchical creativity instead of all-German consumption’
12: East Berlin’s public transport-system, unchanged. January 1990