Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Photo Gallery_East Germany, Up Close and Personal

One of the subjects that we recently talked about at work was the future of Cuba. The Obama Administration is loosening restrictions and there is now talk that we (Americans) might soon be able to travel again to that island nation. We talked as photographers how it would be so interesting to photograph and document Cuba as soon as travel restrictions were lifted, because if Americans were to travel to Cuba again that island would change rapidly and forever. Here is something similar, West German photographer Karlheinz Jardner set off on a trip to the East German island of Rugen just after the Wall fell in the spring of 1990 capturing a world that would soon disappear forever. Twenty Years later he looks back and talks about his journey in a first-person account, HERE. and to see his photographs HERE.

1 comment:

  1. Again, American photographers missed out on an opportunity, just as
    American business did, because of a multiyear embargo.
    Luckily, there were some brave soles that traveled to that island, despite our politics and came back with great images.
    But, yes John, that would be a great place to shoot.