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Berlin in Pictures, 1904–2014

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Photographer Max Missmann (1874–1945) ranks among the most important chroniclers of early twentieth century Berlin, along with F. Albert Schwartz, Hermann Rückwardt and Waldemar Titzenthaler. 100 years on, Missmann's captivating images inspired Berlin-based photographer Jochen Wermann (born 1950) to follow in his footsteps.

Over the course of nearly a year, Wermann roamed the city. Shooting from almost the same locations as Missmann, he captured the modern-day version of places such as Berlin Mitte, Kreuzberg and Charlottenburg. "Some of them were unrecognisable, for example the Bayerischer Platz. The photo I took there shows a dismal, sixties-built square. You just cannot connect how it looks today with Missmann's photograph. There is nothing left of that time at all. On the other hand there is something very appealing about this complete contrast, and seeing how something has been so utterly transformed."

For further information visit Stadtmuseum Berlin

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