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Dieter Stöpfgeshoff in Stockholm

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Up until 15 September, the series "Slussen – Between Depth of Field and Point of View" by Dieter Stöpfgeshoff will be displayed in front of the Stockholm City Museum. "Slussen" is Swedish for lock gates – specifically, the lock in the heart of Stockholm (between the Southern part of the city and the medieval Old Town) connecting Lake Mälaren with the Baltic Sea. Slussen also forms the centre of a major traffic and transport junction. 

The city rebuilt the lock in 1930. Today, however, the concrete structure is disintegrating. The council has now decided to demolish and rebuild the entire area, commencing in 2014 – a plan which has met with intense criticism and strong public opposition.

Large formats with the Leica M9
Photographer and film maker Dieter Stöpfgeshoff has captured the disintegration of Slussen with the Leica M9. His impressions are displayed by the entrance of the Stockholm City Museum in the form of 22 large format images, which are illuminated at night.

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