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M20-300f2020

M20-300f2020

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Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique submission. Part of 400 separate photographs taken in Berlin combined as component images to form a collage, illustrating the facts about the partition of the city during the cold war period and the impact on the lives of those in both West and East Berlin.

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My submission comprised some 400 separate photographs taken in Berlin combined as component images to form a collage, illustrating the facts about the partition of the city during the cold war period and the impact on the lives of those in both West and East Berlin. Much of the emotion of a whole generation of West Berliners is expressed on the evocative graffiti or wall art painted over a 25-year period. Some of the daring escapes from East Berlin to West Berlin are well documented and much tragic loss of life in the brave but fatal attempts to gain freedom. However my panel challenges the viewer that this massive visual aid to "...man's inhumanity to man..." - and all the fine words that such a separation should not, nay can not happen again - is being repeated in other political flash-points in the world even today - the green-line" in Belfast; the "peace fence" stretching many miles separating Palestinians and Israelis...

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