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Sewn Photos of Berlin by Diane Meyer

  • Posted by SHFT on October 9, 2013 in Photography
  • Earlier in the year, we featured a fascinating collection of Diane Meyer's embroidered photos, which comment on photography's tendency to obscure memories. Now she returns to SHFT with an incredible series from Berlin, where she followed the former path of the Berlin wall and photographed locations where little sign of the divide remains. Then she "rebuilt" the wall with thread, reminding the viewer that there are hidden truths behind each image which have been left unsaid or intentionally ignored.

    "The sewing is raised off the print and becomes a barrier — and a pixelated view of what's behind it," she told NPR recently.

    So while the fall of the Berlin Wall decisively marked the end of an era, our collective memory--however obscured--remains.


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