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Munich, street photography, Pxhere, CC-BY-2.0

Photographers Frank, Herzog, Lindbergh: their work and legacy

Above/featured: Underpass in Munich, unnamed photographer (Pxhere CC-BY-2.0).

In the past week have passed away three photographers: Robert Frank, Fred Herzog, and Peter Lindbergh. Their photographic work, stories, structure, and practice have provided important elements to my photography education. The following is a brief summary who they were, the work for which they’re best known, and examples of their images from Instagram and documentary videos from YouTube.

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Muzeum, Linka C, DPP, Dopravní podnik hlavního města Prahy, Prague Metro, Prague, Prag, Praha, Czech Republic, fotoeins.com

Tracers of human & geologic history (LAPC)

Above/featured: Muzeum station, Prague metro line C – 8 Nov 2016 (HL).

The Oxford Dictionary defines history as:

•   study of past events, particularly in human affairs;
•   whole series of past events connected with a particular person or thing;
•   a continuous chronological record of key or public events or of a particular trend or institution.

I provide the following examples of tangible traces of past societies and signs of present-day activity. I tried here to avoid elements of or imprints by historic architectural or building styles which was presented here in a previous LAPC.

  1. Canada: Vancouver
  2. Czech Republic: Prague
  3. Germany: Berlin
  4. Germany: Blaubeuren
  5. Germany: Frankfurt am Main
  6. Germany: Leipzig
  7. Germany: Worms (Warmaisa)
  8. México: Ciudad de México
  9. New Zealand: Wellington
  10. USA: Albuquerque, NM
  11. USA: Grand Canyon, AZ

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Erna-Berger-Strasse, Berlin, Germany, fotoeins.com

My Berlin: a lonely watchtower stands in Mitte

I’m sure I would’ve immersed myself in European history and languages, had I not studied physics or astronomy. After two years of working in Germany, I developed a deep interest for language and her people. Even after having left the country in 2003, I’ve been fortunate to return once or twice each year.

I had read about one of the few remaining DDR-Wachtürme (East German Watchtowers) in Berlin. On a December afternoon, light snowfall in the German capital city seemed to slow both human and mechanized activity. I wandered slowly into Berlin Mitte to check out the location of an old East German watchtower that’s been listed as a historical monument since 2001.

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