Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited by Elke aus den Moore. Text by Inka Schube.
Born in Poland in 1938, Helga Paris has been based in Berlin since 1966, chronicling East Germany for more than three decades. Her photographs portray the melancholy of East Berlin corner pubs, streetcars, garbage truck drivers, teenagers and textile mill workers. These images are collected in this retrospective volume, alongside photographs of Georgia, Siebenbürgen and Halle.
Published by Holzwarth Publications. Edited by Inka Schube. Essays by Helmut Brade, Jean-François Chevrier, Elke Erb and Inka Schube.
In this book we find German photographer Helga Paris's observation of people in their surroundings, her examination of the development of small social groups within their broader political settings, and her documentation of how time has changed her and her subjects. These subjects have included East Berlin bars, East Berlin youth, garbage collectors, and the town of Halle. Four essays accompanying the chronological sequence of nearly 200 photographs examine various aspects of Paris's work.