Saturday, November 27, 2010

East Berlin (1972-1996) by Sibylle Bergemann

Sibylle Bergemann was a German photographer. In 1990, she cofounded the Ostkreuz photographers agency. She is remembered for documenting developments in East Berlin during the Communist era and for her international assignments for Stern and later for Geo.

Sibylle born in 1941 in Berlin where she was raised and educated, she first worked as a secretary for the East German periodical Das Magazin. Interested in art and culture, from 1966 she studied photography in the Weissensee district of Berlin under the photographer Arno Fischer, whom she married in 1985.