“On the Path of Cold War Memories”

Come along for a very special workshop. We will explore the German capital, but in a historic light. This workshop will bring to back to when there were two Germanies and two Berlins.

Sven, the workshop leader, grew up during those times. He will take you to places you wouldn’t normally explore as a tourist in Berlin. Instead you will get a feeling—and photograph under Sven’s knowledgeable guidance—how it was when East and West stood against each other and Berlin was the epicentre. This is a very personal photo workshop on the path of Cold War memories, 35 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Sven was born in East Germany. He was 4 years old when his parents were imprisoned by the Stasi. In the 70s, his family was ransomed by the West German government of Willy Brandt and he grew up in Hamburg. He documented the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and reunification in 1990 with his camera for the British news agency Reuters, so this workshop will not be a tourist tour of Berlin, but a tour with a very personal touch and historical anecdotes from a very intense period.

At the end of the one week long workshop you will bring back home unforgettable photos.

Practical information:

The photo workshop is held in Berlin. It starts up on Sunday afternoon on May 12th. The workshop ends with a dinner on Friday May 17th. Sven will be out there guiding and photograph with the participants every day.

During the workshop we will visit and photograph places such as:
• Hohenschönhausen, the world-famous Stasi prison and the Soviets
• Checkpoint Charlie, the most famous border crossing of the Cold War
• Bernauer Strasse, where the Wall cut Berlin in two
• The former Stasi headquarters in Normannenstrasse
• “Tränenpalast”, the former departure hall from the GDR to the West, Friedrichstraße station
• Sophien Cemetery on Bernauer Straße
• Reichstag, today the seat of the German parliament
• Brandenburg Gate
• Alexanderplatz
• Museum Island
• Bijou Park
• Prenzlauer Berg
…and others…

Our workshops are designed for a limited number of participants. This means we have small groups so teaching can take place on a more intimate level. But it also mans that the workshops get booked quickly. The workshop has space for 12 participants. Participants are enrolled on a first registration first serve basis.

12th May, 2024
Arrival and Meet & Greet, welcome dinner

Days 2 – 5
13th to 17th May, 2024
Shooting in the streets of Berlin

17 May, 2024
Last day, we review our images and reflect on our experiences. Good-bye dinner

The price for the photo tour is euro TBA. It covers the participation fee. A deposit of euro TBA will be required upon registration. The remaining amount must be paid by April 1st. An invoice is sent upon registration.

The price includes:
• Workshop fee.

Not included:
• Airfare to and from Berlin.
• Transportation during the workshop.
• Accommodation.
• Insurance.
• Food and drinks.

Sign up by clicking the gray tab to the right. Or write us for more information by email to either Sven