OSTKREUZ & Goethe-Institut, New Delhi

Text: Guardian 20 

Sybille Bergemann is one of the most important photographers not just of the Germany of the 20th century, but also of the modern era. Apart from the invaluable work she did documenting ordinary lives in East Berlin during the Cold War, and the historic breach of the Berlin Wall in November 1989, Bergemann was much interested in reaching out to other, unfamiliar settings, which were generally kept out of the limelight of world history.  Places like Ghana, Somalia and Senegal feature alongside, Berlin, New York and Paris in Bergemann’s carefully composed and aesthetically powerful photographs, a selection of which was recently exhibited at Delhi’s National Gallery of Modern Art. We present here some of the highlights of the exhibition. 
All images © Sibylle Bergemann 
 

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