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André Kirchner – Stadtrand Berlin


When photographer André Kirchner created his series “Berlin: The City’s Edge” between 1993 and 1994, he captured traces of recent history in the surrounding state of Brandenburg, in particular the turbulent changes underway four years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. His geographical starting-point was the former border check-point at Drewitz. Within a year Kirchner had worked his way anti-clockwise to Glienicker Bridge near Potsdam. These 60 shots construct a view of the boundary of Greater Berlin as defined in 1920, after the city absorbed several outlying communities. That 234-kilometre edge corresponds more or less to Berlin’s current footprint....

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