364 metres, 36 panoramas: From 10 July to 13 September 2013, large scale images by Kai Wiedenhöfer will be displayed on the back of Berlin´s EASTSIDE GALLERY. Measuring 9 x 3 metres each, the prints are photographs of walls, taken in eight different regions across the world - walls that divide people, cement conflicts, represent the need for dialogue.
Walls around the world
When he was a student, Wiedenhöfer photographed the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Like many, he believed that the destruction of other walls would inevitably follow. Years later, he was devastated to find the exact opposite to be true: existing walls had been strengthened, new ones built - in Europe, the USA and the Middle East. In a bid to show that walls can never be a global solution for political and economical conflicts, the multi-award winning photographer (Leica Medal of Excellence 2002, World Press Photo Award 2002 and 2004, Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award 2009) embarked on this long-term, large-scale project.
Further information at www.wallonwall.org, www.berlin-fotofestival.de