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Born in the 60ies

Positions in Contemporary Photography

The politicisation of the private, free love, revolutions, and pop—we see the 1960s as a time of dynamism, upheaval and liberalisation, the effects of which can still be felt today. But what about thechildren born during this period? Are there typical characteristics marking the generation that was raised during the changes of that decade?

In an exhibition entitled “Born in the 60s”, C/O Berlin is showing contemporary positions of sixteen selected German photographers who were all born in the 1960s. Is their decade of birth the only thing that unites them, or can we find, within the photographic works created by these artists, traces of the 1960s, of the rhythm of that decade, and of its effects?