We are pleased to present works by eight members of the Berlin-based photographic agency OSTKREUZ.
The photographers offer a multifaceted panorama of the supposedly familiar and the new. In their survey the OSTKREUZ members raise fundamental questions ? such as what distinguishes a sense of belonging from what is alien, such as identity and the future, people?s personal needs and their desires, everyday life and the unconventional.
Thomas Meyer captures the feeling of Heimat by depicting the unspoilt natural beauty of North Sea island Spiekeroog. Jordis Antonia Schlösser draws our attention to economic and social questions by dealing with the loss of Heimat in regions affected by depopulation: Halle-Neustadt and Garzweiler. Sybille Bergemann embarks on a sensitive investigation of her GDR past, while Wolfgang Bellwinkel asks the younger generation about their ideas of Heimat and personal happiness.