Paris in East Germany
A retrospective of the works of photographer Helga Paris
What: Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan is exhibiting works of noted German photographer, Helga Paris.
Buildings and Faces: Halle, 1983-85, 24 cm x 35.8 cm
Titled Selected Photographs: Helga Paris, an exhibition by the Institut for Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa), it features rare images from East Germany, especially gentle portraits of its people.
Ahrenshoop, 1984, Silver Gelatin Print, 25 cm x 37.6 cm. Pics courtesy/Institute for Foreign Relations, Germany
How: Born in 1938, in Goleniow, Poland, Paris has lived in Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin since 1966. Her works are excellent chronicles of post-war history of East Germany.
Self in the Mirror, 1971, Silver Gelatin Print, 30 cm x 22.5 cm
Paris is known for her compassion towards her subjects, a quality that is translated to the photographs produced, they show the subtleness with which she understood their lives. The subjects of her photographs include working women, pub customers and children.
Faces and Buildings: Halle, 1983-85, Silver Gelatin Print, 35.8 x 24 cm
Where: Till: July 31
At: Gallery MMB, Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai, Kala Ghoda.
Transylvania, 1980, Silver Gelatin Print, 35.8 x 24 cm