Harald Hauswald & Stefan Wolle
„Totally East" is an exhibition about everyday life in East Germany. It features photos by the renowned photographer Harald Hauswald and texts by Stefan Wolle, Scientific Director of the GDR Museum in Berlin.
Harald Hauswald, born in 1954 in Radebeul, completed his training in photography in Dresden and moved to East Berlin in 1977. In the eighties, he walked the city’s streets and took photos of things that other photographers overlooked or regarded as uninteresting: scenes of everyday life, lonely and elderly people, couples in love, rockers, hooligans and young people in churches standing up for peace and environmental protection.
The exhibition comprises of 20 exhibition panels which are shown at the Goethe-Institut Glasgow and the Hillhead Library Glasgow.
This exhibition is part of a larger Artistic Exchange through Contemporary Photography featuring Berlin work in August and September of 2018, followed by work from Glasgow in Berlin in October coinciding with Monat der Fotografie OFF.
The project is funded by Festival 2018 (the cultural programme of the first ever European Championships, co-hosted by Glasgow and Berlin), The Goethe Institut Glasgow, and The British Council UK/DK 2018.
There will also be a film screening of Foto: Ostkreuz at the end of September at the Goethe-Institut. The date is still to be confirmed.