Arwed Messmer: Berlin, 1966-70 (Hartmann Projects, 2018)

For some years now German photographer Arwed Messmer (born 1964) has been working with photographs of recent historical events that he usually finds in state archives. All of these projects focus on events in recent German history.

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Hannelore Fischer (Edit.): Eva Besnyö: – Photographin Budapest, Berlin, Amsterdam (Wienand Verlag, 2018)

The lifework of the Hungarian-Jewish photographer Eva Besnyö spans more than six decades. Following training in the Budapest photographic studio of József Pésci, she resettled in Berlin in 1930 and, inspired by ‘Neues Sehen’, swiftly mastered the aesthetic language of modernist photography. She experienced her artistic breakthrough in Amsterdam in 1933.

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Fotofobia #7: Anno Dittmer / Flashbacks 1981 – 1988 West-Berlin (Fotofobia, 2015)

The walled-in West Berlin of the eighties was a melting pot of punk, post-punk and neo-Dada, new experimental music and performance art. And there in the midst of it is Anno Dittmer, clicking away with his camera.

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Rudi Meisel: Landsleute 1977 – 1987 Two Germanys (Kehrer Verlag, 2015)

Rudi Meisel, born in 1949 in Wilhelmshaven and raised in Osnabrück, studied photography in the class of Otto Steinert at the Folkwangschule Essen and in 1975 founded the group collective of photographers VISUM , together with André Gelpke and Gerd Ludwig.

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Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen (Hrsg.): Vom Bauhaus zum Bildjournalismus: Umbo (1995)

He is one of the most important photographers of Bauhaus and modernism, but first found his creative medium after completing his studies at the school of design: Otto Maximilian Umbehr, also known as Umbo.

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Annett Gröschner; Arwed Messmer (Editors); Fritz Tiedemann: Berlin, Fruchtstrasse on March 27, 1952 (Hatje Cantz, 2012)

Commissioned by the municipal authorities of Berlin, on March 27, 1952, Fritz Tiedemann took photographs of Berlin’s Fruchtstraße between the Ostbahnhof and Stalinallee. Arwed Messmer (*1964 in Schopfheim) and Annett Gröschner (*1964 in Magdeburg) used these images as the source material for their project.

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Michael Schmidt: Fotografien seit 1965 (Museum Folkwang Essen)

This book – an overview of his works up to 1995 – contains his famous project “Waffenruhe”, dealing with divided Berlin.

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