"The municipalities of Wünsdorf Waldstadt, Kummersdorf-Gut, and Sperenberg are located to the south of Berlin. Though most people are not familiar with them, they played a profound role throughout the history of the twentieth century.
Photographer Johann Karl (*1992) has gone on a biographical search for traces in the places of his childhood and numerous archives. In his visual research, both factually and distinguishedly he shows constancy and change in this region from the Wilhelmine era to National Socialism and from the Soviet occupation up to the present."
Finally I can announce that my book "The Forbidden City" is published by Kerber accompanying my graduation from the Neue Schule für Fotografie.
The book will also be on display at the graduation exhibition "Atopie" (Neue Schule für Fotografie, Berlin - Opening: Saturday, 18 September 2020, 7pm; Duration: 19 September to 24 October 2020), which gives a different insight about the project.