BOYS TALK / Vater & Sohn
Ingo & Rainer Mittelstaedt / Moderated by Stephan Koal
5 April 2017 . 7 pm / In cooperation with KubaParis
The starting point for Ingo Mittelstaedt’s piece – specifically conceived for the exhibition traditions – was his father’s image archive. Rainer Mittelstaedt was one of the most successful press photographers of the GDR in the 1970s and 80s. After the German reunification he moved to the publishing house Springer Verlag and established himself as a police photographer. Ingo Mittelstaedt’s photographic work is shaped by his father’s and yet his images could not be more different. In this talk a father and son explore the similarities and differences of their photographic work.
Image: Rainer Mittelstaedt / 1973 / X. World Festival of Youth and Students in East Berlin