Gundula Schulze-Eldowy, Margarete Dietrich, 1979 aus der Serie Berlin in einer Hundenacht / from the series Berlin on a Dog’s Night, 1977–1990. Silbergelatineabzug / Silver gelatine print 40 x 50 cm.© Gundula Schulze-Eldowy. Courtesy Reinbeckhallen, Berlin.
Berlin, 1945 – 2000: A Photographic Subject
Exhibition curated by Candice Hamelin
An exhibition of 200 works portraying different ways of seeing Berlin during this period of great change, from the post-war ruins to life post re-unification. The exhibition features 23 artists who have photographed Berlin for a wide-ranging number of uses, from commercial to private. It also includes a number of images that have never been seen in public.
Of particular interest to Hundred Heroines is the work of the women photographers from the former GDR. The exhibition is temporarily closed, but check out the links below to find out more about these women and their work.
Anno Wilms (1935 – 2016). Her work centred around social minorities, but she also took a keen interest in the performing arts. Her considerable archive is now held in the Stiftung Anno Wilms, available to browse online.
Evelyn Richter documented working class life in the former East Germany (video in German).
Gundula Schulze-Eldowy visual artist and writer. Her early work centred around using her photography for social criticism. The featured image is from one of her best-known series Berlin in einer Hundenacht (1977-1990) showing the people and life around Berlin Mitte.
Maria Sewcz is renowned for her images made against a backdrop of a changing Berlin two years before the wall came down. Originally her university thesis, inter esse was later (2014) published by Steidl. Featured in Aperture.
Sibylle Bergemann (1941 – 2010) – co-founder of the Ostkreuz Agency and best known for her photographs of everyday life in East Berlin.
Berlin 1945 – 2000: A Photographic Subject
Until 24th January 2021