Falk Haberkorn – After the Gold Rush, Journey to Eastern Germany, Fall 2004


Journey to Eastern Germany is an exploration of the recent past of a country that is now history that somehow still makes its presence felt today. In autumn 2004, 15 years after the fall of the wall, Falk Haberkorn visited Germany’s five new federal states. From 7 October to 9 November, in memory of the anniversary dates of the historical events of autumn 1989, he travelled to every corner of the former GDR. To Haberkorn, who is old enough to have consciously experienced the Socialist system, the journey seemed like a kind of catch-up course on local history: as an experiment free of any preconceptions about whether this country would still have something to say to him. Haberkorn also questioned how well its inhabitants copedb with the changes and whether this could be visualised. The journey developed into a photographic road movie – an inventory of a land that is still in transition, as seen through the window of a moving car. Published by Spector Books (Leipzig). 

232 pages, 32 x 23 cm, softcover, Spector Books (Leipzig).