Roger Melis - Die Ostdeutschen - The East GermansSun May 19th 2019 to Sun Jul 28th 2019
Berlin, Reinbeckstraße 17, , BerlinBerlin https://www.myguideberlin.com/events/roger-melis-die-ostdeutschen-the-east-germans VISIT WEBSITE
Hardly any other photographer documented the East Germans and their everyday experiences for so long, so intensely, and in so many respects as Roger Melis (1940 – 2009).
For three decades the co-founder and “Master of East German Photorealism” (Die ZEIT) travelled far and wide across the GDR, a country that he often found “silent” and “ossified” under the rule of the SED. As a critical observer and chronicler, Melis captured the urban and rural lives of people in atmospherically dense, often symbolic photographs. His empathetic portraits and careful reportages create a complex picture of East Germans in the years between the construction and fall of the Berlin Wall.
Curated by Mathias Bertram, the exhibition is the most comprehensive retrospective of Roger Melis’ photographs of the GDR. The 160 images show not only classic photographs but also many previously unknown photographs from his estate.
IMAGE @ Roger Melis
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