Page 1

Berlin in Motion

Maya Loney

Artist's Statement

With this photo series I studied the complex, ever-changing identity of the city of Berlin by manipulating the photographs in a way that I feel mirrors the nature of Berlin's identity itself. Berlin is a city marked by its past, but it's also a city with a very relevant present and a very promising future, and it's difficult to characterize the identity of a city with such a complex history. During my two weeks abroad, I was repeatedly struck by Berlin's rich culture and vibrant personality. It is a city full of aspiring artists and young people trying to build a future, but also populated by an older generation still scarred by the city's very recent history. Berlin is a city characterized by its past - it possesses a torrid history embedded with war, oppression, and power struggles. However, despite its difficult and complex history, Berlin is one of the most alive cities in the world, a mecca for modern art and culture, and it possesses an extremely vibrant future. By capturing everyday aspects of Berlin life and culture blurred or in motion I hope to convey the idea that Berlin's identity is fluid and ever-changing, and with each year and each new generation the city's identity transforms and evolves, growing from the events of the past while still managing to honor their history.

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you