30 years of the fall of the Wall: when Raymond Depardon photographed Berlin

30 years of the fall of the Wall: when Raymond Depardon photographed Berlin

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, we are republishing photos taken and commented by Raymond Depardon in 2009. Where the photographer tells his story with the Wall, from its construction in 1962 to its destruction, in 1989.

The binder of all his Berlin photos, from 1962 to 2004, is open on the table. The cicadas squeak softly, the Mediterranean is blue and the sky azure, while Raymond Depardon recounts this strange link which anchors it in the North, in Germany, in this grave city, torn between a past in pieces and an "impressive modernity" ". The photographer’s words wander around Berlin, a journey through history, time and space. Here we are in Africa or with peasants in the Haute-Loire, between the walls of a psychiatric hospital or those of a farmyard where a toddler started walking one day of bombing. He thinks back to the Resistance and the Gulag Archipelago, to the perfect framing of German expressionism, to the lofts of Soho in New York inspired by Berlin's open architecture, to the drapes of Ethiopian riders… Raymond Depardon pulls the threads of his life and everyone coils, leaves or returns to Berlin. "Berlin is, for me, like Venice and Addis Ababa: cities that you have to know well, cities that I miss and where I need to return. "

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