Exhibition theme: Encounters and Explorations: Workers outside a brickyard [39/65]



April 29 1990
Created By: Bernd Schmidt

License: Creative Commons License


factory, man, signboard, two persons, workers



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Achtung! / [...]

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Freedom of travel made it possible for people to spontaneously visit friends and family together. These visits were captured on film, too. Many took advantage of the opportunity to explore the unknown country in the West or the East. Curiosity was not limited to sightseeing. There was also a great interest in people living in the other part of Germany, and in creating a sense of community. Partnerships between towns and cities were established and revived, and associations in both East and West organized meetings. Many longstanding friendships were formed in this period when curiosity was such a potent force.

Original Caption

"Workers at the old brickyard in Quedlinburg said, 'It's all over come end of '91, unless, that is, someone takes us over.' I was embarrassed by this quiet, apprehensive hope to possibly even find an investor by means of this photo. Both men expressed their deep concern about simply being made redundant; something that did in fact happen. The brickyard was demolished."