“Ein Tag in Berlin” will be the biggest group exhibition ever at the renown Fotogalerie Friedrichshain. I am very happy that two of my photos have been selected for the show.
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
In January 2016 the final results of the yearlong journey have been shown in Museo di Roma in Traste- vere, in Rome. Since then, a smaller version of “Via!” has been travelling Italy with stops in Palermo, Venice, La Spezia, Livorno, La Spezia, Florence, Savona and Bologna.
Starting this July (opening on the 14th) the full exhibition of “Via!” will be shown in Germany for the first time, as a part of „Observations 2017”, a week-long international street photography festival organized by “Observe Collective”. The festival will take place in Iserlohn, a city in the Northwest of Germany, and will have a diverse programme, including various exhibitions from collectives like “Observe”, “Full Frontal Flash” or “EyeGoBananas” and workshops plus a juried street pho- tography contest with the theme “Down by the river”.
Exhibition: „Via!“ – Street photography from Hamburg to Palermo (July 14th – Aug. 20th)
Venue: Städtische Galerie Iserlohn, Iserlohn/Germany
Opening: July 14th 2017 at 7pm
Die UN-Konvention über die Rechte des Kindes von 1989 gilt als ein Meilenstein. Erstmals sind Kinderrechte umfassend in einem internationalen Vertragswerk mit weltweitem Geltungsanspruch verankert. Welche Herausforderungen und Handlungsperspektiven ergeben sich daraus? Wo müssen Menschenrechte und damit auch Kinderrechte stärker berücksichtigt und verankert werden, um Kinder wirkungsvoll zu schützen, zu fördern und zu beteiligen? Dieser interdisziplinär angelegte Sammelband enthält Beiträge zu Kindergesundheit, Kinderschutz, Kinderrechte und Schule, Demokratieförderung u. v. m.