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Mythos Berlin

Bahnhof Zoo

The Zoo Station is synonymous with numerous images: the center of old West Berlin, "Zoo Station: The Story of Christiane F.", the railway station, film sets, the forgotten place. That's where Berlin lived and it's where the city still lives today.

In this workshop, the participants will explore this special area around the Zoo Station, the Kantstraße and its surroundings. The growing diversity of architecture and the people who use this place in different ways, use it as a place of transit, as a terminal, as a place to live or work and a place for consumption or passing leisure. How do these people shape the station, its image and its happenings? What traces to do they leave? With the camera and personal perspective, the participants can approach the course individually, address their own questions photographically and compare historical shots around the station.

Stefan Maria Rother, born in Essen in 1966, works and lives in Berlin. He studied at the International Center of Photography in New York and the Lette Verein in Berlin. As a freelance photographer, he works for various magazines, agencies and companies. Since 2006, he has concentrated on his own individual projects and has been portraying the city of Berlin by photographing selected streets and the people there. Rother is a full member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie e.V. (DGPH), a course director for media photography at the School of Entertainment and Technology and lecturer for photography at the Berlin Weißensee School of Art. He is the curator of the photography section for the Kölner Liste and Berliner Liste art fairs.

Time 11 am–5 pm
max. 12 participants
Admission 240 Euro