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Mark Power
Die Mauer Ist Weg! (SIGNED)

Photographs by Mark Power

Design by Ania Nalecka

Globtik Books, 2014

Edition of 1,000 copies

Hardcover

96 pp. (44 double page plates), b&w illustrated throughout

282 x 380 mm

Item #0405

1.210 0405 Sold Out

Selected as one of the Best Books of 2014 by Markus Schaden, Alec Soth

By a series of fortunate events, Mark Power was present at the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.  To mark the 25th anniversary, this new production (self-published under his new imprint, Globtik Books) is bound as a pastiche of a newspaper Power purchased in Berlin the morning after, embossed into heavy-duty cardboard.

While the early pages read as news-based photojournalism, as the book unfolds Power retreats away from the epicentre of the event to re-camp over the border in an almost desolate East Berlin. From there he views the story from another perspective, before embarking on a (frankly rather pointless) search for Bertolt Brecht’s grave. 

The book is both a record of a major 20th century news event and a piece of critical soul-searching about the lessons learnt from the experience as, in the accompanying essay, Power recounts his fascinating tale of chance and choice.

Read more:

EMAHO Magazine (review), ASX (review)

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