Photography

This collection captures the diverse practices of photography in East Germany from the everyday and the political to the artistic and the erotic. It provides insight into the home, social networking and leisure time of the average East German family. Political photographs represent public figures, parades, banquets, memorials and military exercises. One highlight is the special collection of East German erotica, which was officially deplored by the government but unofficially tolerated as a necessary part of life.