Berlin Street Photography of the 1920s

photos: Friedrich Seidenstücker

If you think about Berlin in the 1920s today, there are a lot of clichés and stereotypes that come to your mind: the „dance on the volcano“, women with short hair, feather boas and cigarette holders, and men wearing suspenders and flat caps.

But the „Roaring Twenties“ were a much more complex time period. In fact, it was just a small circle that was partying in the hedonistic way we like to remember. The ordinary life was much different to that. In November of 2011 there was a great exhibition about Friedrich Seidenstücker running at Berlinische Galerie that shows exactly that: the everyday life in Berlin in the 1920s und 1930ies. Have a look for yourself after the jump.

Friedrich Seidenstücker was a true master of photography. On his perfectly composed black and white pictures he shows funny and extraordinary moments from a Berlin that is long gone.

Beside some landscape photographs, there is a fantastic series of nude pictures that look like a 1940 version of Terry Richardson.

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