A Look at Contemporary Berlin

This photo slideshow from <em>Places</em> offers a look at the city of Berlin and the fast pace of change underway there.
November 14, 2010, 7am PST | Nate Berg
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Photographer Frank Schirrmeister shoots the empty city at dawn to explain how it's evolving.

"As someone who was born in Berlin, I find it difficult to keep pace emotionally as the city reinvents itself with dizzying speed. I often have the feeling that my own city doesn't belong to me anymore, but to the forces of the global economy. When photographing Berlin, I am constantly trying to scrutinize and to challenge the popular image of the city. I explore the town beyond the facade, delve into the deeper layers of the metropolis."

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Published on Thursday, November 11, 2010 in Places
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