Yesterday was Today

Germany perspective

The Berlin Fotomarathon tried focusing on a specific topic of contemporary history for the first time. The exhibition examines the tensions that have developed between the communist and victorious Western states, which are still visible sixty years on. The blockade of West Berlin, the resulting Berlin Airlift, the construction of the Wall, the student revolts of 1968… It was all noticeable in the rest of Germany, as well. The aim was not only to passively address the memories and associations of the Cold War, but also to be artistically active, as protagonists. To this purpose, additional photo-marathon teams in Germany were invited to interpret these topics.
The exhibition is intended to give visitors the opportunity to follow the process of creating the photographs, which arose in cooperation with the Federal Foundation for the Study of the Communist Dictatorship in East Germany. On the day of the opening on October 13, 2018 a mini photo-marathon will be held between 15 and 17 h.


13.Oct 3:00 pm

Mini-Fotomarathon Berlin

Photo Contest

You are challenged to shoot 6 photos in 4 hours, exploring the city and interpreting topics to be revealed on the day. A group slideshow with prizes for the "People´s Choice Award" closes the event.


Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer Bernauer Straße 119 13355 Berlin

Additional Information

Meeting point: visitor center

Registration required

Admission 10€