Recollecting a culture : photography and the evolution of a socialist aesthetic in East Germany. "in contrast to Western histories built upon a foundation of works by modernist and early-modernist masters, the history of East German photography was built from a body of images by amateurs and artists, largely unknown outside Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, whose photographs depicted the world from the class perspective of the worker."
From a 1999 exhibition held at Boston University. 100 images, 10 essays. Sadly, a bad interface and small reproductions. Out of control : photography from East Germany
. A 1993 project documenting "the uses of photography in Eastern Germany after the collapse of the German Democratic Republic (GDR)"
also, with small pictures.
posted by arse_hat
on Aug 5, 2007 -
What should we get Erich for his birthday? How about a desk set
with a radio, a thermometer disguised as a TV mast, a clock topped with a tank, a calendar, and four ballpoint pens disguised as missiles. Iconographia socialistica
from the GDR.
posted by tellurian
on Feb 21, 2007 -