- Evelyn Richter, In front of Wolfgang Mattheuer's 'Die Ausgezeichnete' (The Distinguished), 1973/74, Albertinum Dresden 1975
© VG BILD-KUNST, Leipzig 2015, Courtesy of: private ownership
- Evelyn Richter, Musikviertel (Music Quarter), Leipzig 1976
© Evelyn Richter, Courtesy of: private ownership
- Werner Lieberknecht, Alte Meister (Old Masters), Dresden, 2015
© Werner Lieberknecht
The exhibition "East Germany through the Eyes of Evelyn Richter and Werner Lieberknecht: Photographs from 1950 to 2015" is showing at the BildungsTurm in Konstanz (Germany) from 24 September to 20 October 2015.
Organised by the association Fotografie am Bodensee, the double exhibition presents the works of two remarkable East-German photographers: Evelyn Richter (born 1930), the Grande Dame of socially committed art-photography in the GDR, and her student Werner Lieberknecht (born 1961). The selection of approximately 110 photographs offers a multifaceted insight into the development of East Germany from 1950 to the present day.
Before and After the Fall of the Wall
Richter's critical and discerning perspective is free of ideology. The Leica photographer's images of Leipzig are icons of East German photography, and her portraits of musicians are virtually unparalleled in the GDR. While Richter's work mostly spans from 1950 to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Lieberknecht has captured the period from the fall of the Wall until the present day.
For further information visit Fotografie am Bodensee, BildungsTURM, Werner Liebknecht and Evelyn Richter