Photographs by Susanne Huth.
Fotohof Editions, 2011. 70 pp., 16 black & white and 48 color illustrations, 5¾x7¾".
An entire generation has now passed since Germany’s reunification, and in this artist’s book Susanne Huth has gone in search of the East Germany of her childhood. The search is reflected in Huth’s fond photographs of the run-down remnants of the socialist housing project in which she grew up, and also in the sweet reproductions of the autograph album of her school days, which in a subtle way already hinted at political resistance. In an evocative essay, Berlin author Annett Gröschner explores the relationship between public and private, with a certain ironic nostalgia for the now-vanished German Democratic Republic girlhood she shared with Huth. This is Huth’s first book publication.