Andreas Trogisch has made photographs for the better part of three decades, but only recently have any of his images been published. This book combines two series he shot in the streets of East Berlin, just before and shortly after the fall of the Wall. Portraits from 1985 – serious and uncertain children, optimistic young people, and older men and women who seem disheartened and disappointed – are juxtaposed with the deserted cityscapes of 1990. The demise of the GDR is tangible: advertising has lost its meaning, facades and vehicles are without a future. Trogisch documents a visually stunning parable about ongoing, unstoppable social development and processes of change.
120 pages, 24 x 18cm, softcover, Peperoni Books (Berlin)