Back in the GDR - Art Exhibition - Michael Reid Gallery


A collaborative exhibition between our Sydney & Berlin galleries was borne from a 2012 visit to the German capital by Chairman Michael Reid. A self-confessed & fervent historian, Michael visited a photography exhibition, the first of its kind, a comprehensive survey of photographs from 34 photographers during the German Democratic Republic (1949-1989).

This collection of images, documenting the everyday lives and goings on of East Germans in the GDR, had such a profound effect that Michael & Berlin Gallery Director Laura Thompson began collecting photographs from the era. Often anonymous photographers capturing personal moments, this assemblage of physical photographs will be shared in an online exhibition later this month: ‘Back in the GDR’,

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