The Ostkreuz photo agency was founded in Berlin shortly after the fall of the Iron Curtain in Europe. Its role model is the Paris agency Magnum. Now the Goethe Institute in Paris is presenting an Ostkreuz retrospective.
Two weeks after the attacks, Paris holds a ceremony to mourn its victims. These photos by Maurice Weiss and Annette Hauschild, two photographers of the agency OSTKREUZ, capture the essence of the people's initial shock.
People were once more afraid of God's watchful eye; now they fear the state. Three parallel Berlin exhibitions on surveillance reveal its humorous side. But perhaps we laugh because we're terrified.
Sensational photos taken at the opening of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art in the late 1970s were hidden away for decades. Now they are on display in Berlin.
Germany's Goethe Institut has opened a temporary space for German-Syrian cultural exchange in Berlin: "Damascus in exile." The ambitious project is squeezed into all of 70 square meters in the heart of the capital.
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