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As a young photographer Maria Sewcz created a series of radical photographs of Berlin’s east side. The Reichstag, Rathaus, Alexanderplatz, Thälmann Memorial and the border with the west marked the limits of her urban topography. Made from 1985 to 1987, these bold images capture a cold and irreconcilable rage with the status quo at this period of transition. inter esse is a Berlin tale in which recent German history finds expression. Expressed in dynamic movements through constant changes of perspective, the story has no interest in subordinating one individual’s perception to so-called “historical necessities”.
About the photographer:
Maria Sewcz (b. 1960 in Schwerin, GDR) is a german photographer. Having studied photography at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig, she was member of the artist collective EIDOS in the 90s. Her work has been exhibited in Germany and abroad. Some of her photographs were included in the major photographic exhibition "Geschlossene Gesellschaft, Künstlerische Fotografie in der DDR 1945–1989" at the Berlinische Galerie in Berlin (2012). She lives and works in Berlin.
Published in June 2014 by Steidl Verlag
80 pages, clothbound, 24 x 30 cm