Berlin, 1945–2000: A Photographic Subject explores how German and international photographers photographed Berlin between the immediate post-war years and the end of the 20th century.

The exhibition includes more than 200 works, some of which have never been shown before, is divided into three chapters with photos and photo series by 23 photographers who focussed on Berlin the theme and sometimes also a source of inspiration for their works.

Their photographic works, which were created for magazines, photo books, theses, artistic purposes or for private use, belong to the genres of documentary, street, architectural, concept, portrait and experimental photography. They draw attention to the diverse photographic practices, as well as the tremendous social, political and cultural changes that the city went through in 55 years.

The exhibition also intends to raise critical questions regarding perception and the photographic process by offering a wide variety of perspectives on a city that was not only rebuilt twice during this period of time, but remains one of the cultural centers of Europe despite or perhaps because of the undergoing changes.

Wilfried Bauer, Sibylle Bergemann, Kurt Buchwald, Arno Fischer, Nan Goldin, Herbert Hensky, Max Jacoby, Karl-Ludwig Lange, Will McBride, Rudi Meisel, Roger Melis, Evelyn Richter, Andreas Rost, Michael Schmidt, Gundula Schulze-Eldowy, Maria Sewcz, Michael Wesely, Anno Wilms, Ulrich Wüst, Werner Zellien, Harf Zimmermann, and Miron Zownir

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