Berlin1020 on the Exhibition: “A Day in Berlin”

“A day in Berlin” will be the biggest group exhibition ever at the renowned Fotogalerie Friedrichshain. We are happy that 3 Berlin1020 members will participate: Chris Schirrmacher, Sebastian Jacobitz and Martin U Waltz 

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street photography
© Sebastian Jacobitz
street photography Martin U Waltz
© Martin U Waltz

In summer of 1987, the city of Berlin celebrated its 750th anniversary. Given the strategical importance during the Cold War, the anniversary quickly became a race between East and West Berlin about which side could impress more with its festivities. Fotogalerie Friedrichshain, the first gallery for photography in the GDR, hosted the group exhibition One Day in Berlin. Among the 17 photographers that portrayed East Berlin were Sibylle Bergemann and Harald Hauswald. Visitors lined up until Warschauer Bridge to see the show. The Fall of the Wall only two years later marks the beginning of a rapid development in the reunited German capital.

What kind of stories do you find on the streets of Berlin 30 years later? Where do the changes become most visible? The Fotogalerie asked these questions in an open call for entries entitled One Day in Berlin – 30 years later. Out of more than 2000 photographs, the jury selected the images and series that reflect the many faces of the city, its development and most pressing issues of recent years. With 50 participating photographers, it is the biggest group exhibition ever at Fotogalerie Friedrichshain.

The presented images show developments along the former border strip of the Wall, conflicts about the last occupied houses in Rigaer Strasse, the new freedom on Tempelhofer Feld, economic growth versus social tensions, debates on refugees and migration, gentrification and unique snapshots of everyday life in Berlin.

An exhibition catalogue will be presented in the course of the exhibition.

Duration of the exhibition: 4th August – 22nd September 2017
Opening: Thursday, 3rd August, 7 pm
Welcome: Clara Herrmann (District Councillor for Culture, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg)

Panel discussion with Berlin photographers: Thursday, 7th September, 7 pm

Finissage: Friday, 22nd September, 7 pm

List of exhibiting photographers:

Björn Albert, Giampiero Assumma, Markus Austel, Sascha-J. Bachmann, Holger Biermann, Camille Bockhobza, Eddie Bonesire, Domenico Distilo, Dominik Dittberner, Enrico Essl, Laura Fiorio, Dorit Fuhg, Ina Gatzmaga, Harald Hauswald, Dirk M. Heinzelmann, Robert Herrmann, Holmsohn, Sebastian Jacobitz, Dorit Jordan Dotan, Peter Kagerer, Uli Kaufmann, Eberhard Klöppel, Christoph Kohlmann, David Kregenow, Tobias Kruse, Stefanie Kulisch, Brieuc Le Meur, Amélie Losier, Peter Malzer, Katarzyna Mazur, Rudi Meisel, Sonia Melnikova, Clemens Menne, Enrico Pietracci, Carla Pohl, Peter Pollmanns, Christian Reister, Michael Schaaf, Christian Schirrmacher, Cordia Schlegelmilch, Oliver S. Scholten, Gottfried Schwemmer, Daniel Seiffert, Silvia Sinha, Bara Srpkova, Guido Steenkamp, Rainer Steußloff, Rainer Stosberg, Kathrin Tschirner, Martin U Waltz