Exhibition: European Month of Photography

The Berlin Fotomarathon tried focusing on a specific topic of contemporary history for the first time. The exhibition examines the tensions that have developed between the communist and victorious Western states, which are still visible sixty years on. The blockade of West Berlin, the resulting Berlin Airlift, the construction of the Wall, the student revolts of 1968…

It was all noticeable in the rest of Germany, as well. The aim was not only to passively address the memories and associations of the Cold War, but also to be artistically active, as protagonists. To this purpose, additional photo-marathon teams in Germany were invited to interpret these topics.


The exhibition is intended to give visitors the opportunity to follow the process of creating the photographs, which arose in cooperation with the Federal Foundation for the Study of the Communist Dictatorship in East Germany.

EMOP 2018

Europäischer Monat der Fotografie

This event is part of the European Month of Photography

Opening Times:

13. October until 11. November

Tuesdays – Sundays 10.00 – 18.00 Uhr

Monday closed. Free entry.

Visitor Centre
Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer
Bernauer Straße 119
13355 Berlin – Mitte

T 030 467 98 66 66

Public Transport

U6 Naturkundemuseum
U8 Bernauer Straße
S1, S2, S25, S26 Nordbahnhof
Tram M10 Nordbahnhof/ Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer
Bus 247