From 5 July to 22 September 2013, the Leonhardi-Museum Dresden will be showing works by Berlin based photographer Harald Hauswald. The selection includes Hauswald's legendary black and white images of life inside the GDR, as well as of his long-term project 'Elbe'. Colour prints from his recent publication 'Far East – the final years of the GDR' will also be on display.
"Harald Hauswald is renowned for chronicling the decline of the GDR. (...) Infused with sarcasm and irony, his images powerfully capture the collision between pretension and reality of the Socialist Unity Party state. He perceived the ruptures and rifts of society, often showing the shadowy side of life. (...) The subjects of Hauswald's images were omipresent throughout the GDR: they were the backdrop to everyday life. His photographs on the other hand were nowhere to be seen. No newspaper would publish them – it was against the law. He worked illegally for West German magazines such 'Geo' and 'Stern' – essentially serving the class enemy." (Christoph Dieckmann in 'Ferner Osten' – 'Far East')
Further information at Leonhardi-Museum