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Photographic explorations at an authentic site of recent history
Commemmorating the fiftieth anniversary of the erection of the Berlin Wall?
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.
"For several years I climbed numerous rooftops to make pictures, over and over again. For a long time I didn't know exactly why; I simply felt attached to these strange, unknown and obscure places.
In June 1984, two Cologne photographers made their way to Berlin. Their ambitious goal was to document the inner-city section of the Wall along its length of over 18 kilometres without any gaps.
30 years after its original and only release in 1987, Michael Schmidt's legendary photobook "Waffenruhe" ("Ceasefire") is considered as the best photobook about Berlin at the time of the Wall. It was never reprinted and very hard to find.