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Highlights of German Photojournalism

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With 'Departures – Pictures of Germany' the Willy Brandt Haus in Berlin presents highlights from the private collection of Christiane and Karsten Fricke. The show will be on display from 23 March to 22 May 2016.

The exhibition 'Departures – Pictures of Germany', encompassing photographs from the renowned Fricke Collection, captures an era of new beginnings amidst the ruins of war, the 'economic miracle' of post-war Germany, life in the divided city of Berlin and everyday moments in the newly-founded Federal Republic of Germany. The growing political awareness of the late sixties and the 1980s is also reflected in this presentation, which concludes with the historic moment of the German unification.

In addition to acclaimed German photographers such as Robert Lebeck and Barbara Klemm, the selection features works by René Burri, presenting his impressions as an outside observer. Sibylle Bergemann and Arno Fischer, who were among the trailblazers of East German photography, also rank among the great German photographers of the late twentieth century. Furthermore, the show includes representatives of contemporary photography, offering additional viewpoints on this major theme.

The exhibition was developed by Sylvia Böhmer, Christiane E. Fricke and Karsten Fricke, who chose the works of 33 photographers from the extensive Fricke Collection. Among them are Sibylle Bergemann, Arno Fischer, René Burri, Chargesheimer, Bettina Flitner, Stefan Moses, Barbara Klemm, Will McBride, Rudi Meisel, Toni Schneiders and Walter Vogel.

The parallel exhibition 'Robert Lebeck – Face the Camera' will be showing at the Willy Brandt Haus for the same period of time.

For further information visit Freundeskreis Willy-Brandt-Haus e.V.

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