The serene image, which is full of unspoken allusions and leaves much room for interpretation, epitomises Richter’s artistic domain. Many of her images could not be published until the dissolution of the GDR – making their role as historical documents of these oppressive decades all the more significant.
It has been many years since the photographer, who was born on January 31 in Bautzen and now lives in Dresden, has picked up her Leica; but her work continues to be a window through which we may glimpse history.
We wish the photographer all the best on her 90th birthday! (Ulrich Rüter)
Until May 3, 2020, the exhibition Focus Evelyn Richter continues at Dresdener Albertinum. Evelyn Richter was also presented as a Leica classic in LFI issue 6/2016.
Photo: © Evelyn Richter: Vor der Museumsinsel, Berlin 1972