Nelly Rau-Häring

Ost/West Berlin

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Nelly Rau-Häring
Ost/West Berlin

Graphic design by Julia Wagner, grafikanstalt, ed. Nadine Barth, text(s) by Katharina Mouratidi, Nadine Barth, Nelly Rau-Häring

German, English

2019. 192 pp., 150 ills.

Hardcover

21.00 x 28.00 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-4686-1

When There Was Still an East and a West Berlin

For more than forty years Nelly Rau-Häring wandered the streets of the city with her camera. She pursued her two great passions: her enthusiasm for photography and her curiosity about Berlin’s residents. Along with her virtuoso eye for strongly expressive details, these things make her a special type of chronicler. She always narrates history through the small moments of everyday life, the atmosphere on the streets, and the energetic activities of the people. She traveled through both West and East Berlin, capturing contemporary life on film through faces, shop windows, and building panoramas. To celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Hatje Cantz is releasing this splendid photography book. It provides a comprehensive look at this photographic universe, whose pictures are the expression of personal devotion, as well as of historical significance.

NELLY RAU-HÄRING (*1947, Basel) moved to Berlin in 1965 to study photography at the Lette Verein. Besides her street photography, her press and advertising photos for magazines such as Du and die horen, among others, gained a great deal of attention. From 1992 to 1995 she taught at the Hochschule der Künste (Academy of the Arts) Berlin.

EXHIBITION
f3 Freiraum für Fotografie, Berlin
​November 7, 2019—January 19, 2020

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