Karl Gernot Kuehn - Caught


Behind the Iron Curtain, against all odds, photography secretly flourished as an art in the German Democratic Republic. Karl Gernot Kuehn writes eloquently of East Germany from 1945--four years before the socialist nation was officially carved out of the former German Reich--to 1989, when the dictatorship fell and forty years of isolation ended. Analyzing how Walter Ulbricht and Erich Honecker harnessed the power of photography to shape and reflect the paradigmatic Marxist state, Kuehn reveals how this very same process inadvertently helped nurture individual creativity and the "silent revolution" of the 1980s.

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