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Sven Marquardt, Photographer and Bouncer

Sven Marquardt is a photographer and a bouncer at the world-famous Berghain club in Berlin. He has become an icon of the city's underground scene.

He was born in 1962 and grew up in East Berlin. He became a photographer and worked in what was then East Germany for fashion magazines such as Sibylle. He also documented the East Berlin underground scene. He was something of a star, but after German reunification there was little interest in his work in the west. He gave up photography and got a job as a bouncer -- first at a club called Ostgut and then at Berghain. As it became world-renowned, its burly bouncer covered in tattoos and piercings also gained a reputation as an icon of the Berlin scene. Since he took up photography again in 2003, Sven Marquardt has published two books of photos.

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