Berlin (2017)

'In summer of 1987, Fotogalerie Friedrichshain, the first gallery for photography in the GDR, hosted the group exhibition 'One Day in Berlin'. Among the 17 photographers who 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 marked 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'. A 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, the 2017 exhibition was biggest group exhibition ever at Fotogalerie Friedrichshain.

In preparation for submission to the open call, all but one of the photographs below were taken in the former East-Berlin districts. The photograph showing the new building of the German intelligence services (BND), with the palm tree in front of it was selected for the 2017 exhibition.

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