Barbara Wolff

Germany, Berlin

Barbara Wolff was born in 1951 and grew up in the GDR studying photography at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig. She moved to the Federal Republic of Germany in 1985. Until today she works as a freelancer for the Munich-based specialist camera manufacturer Linhof. Her freelance photographic work has been shown in Berlin (2017, 2020), Arles (2018), Vendome (2019), Geneva (2019) and Belém, (Brazil, 2019) and is represented in international collections. She lives and works in Berlin.

About the book:
Barbara Wolff’s series “Metropolis, Berlin” is a collection of photographs originally posted on Instagram. They are not about classic city views, but are instead a subjective view of Berlin in the present time. The pictures tell of the inhabitants and their urban environment. Patterns of the city emerge, networks of relationships between people, architecture and (artificial) nature. The multileveled layers of the photographs take the viewer emotionally on a journey through the city. We visit train stations and bodies of water, graffiti walls and full shopping malls. But we also see empty squares and stand in front of closed doors of techno clubs in the Covid-19 period of 2020. Berlin, not easy to describe with words, becomes a tense picture story in “Metropolis, Berlin”.

Photographer: Barbara Wolff
Publisher: Lunik Berlin Verlag
21 × 28 cm, 136 pages
104 black and white photographs in triplex print, thread stitching
German & English
Hardcover with linen
EUR 39.90


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Barbara Wolff, Metropolis; Berlin
METROPOLIS, BERLIN; Barbara Wolff - Cover
Barbara Wolff, “About my Project METROPOLIS, BERLIN” and “About Making the Book,” video statement