Photos and Tile Image: Johann Karl

Johann Karl’s “The Forbidden City” published by Kerber Verlag

As part of his final year project at the Neue Schule für Fotografie, Johann Karl publishes his photobook “The Forbidden City” (Die verbotene Stadt) through Kerber Verlag. Johann Karl’s work will be shown at the coming “Atopie” final year exhibition at the Neue Schule für Fotografie Gallery.


About “The Forbidden City”

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, such as the Kummersdorf army testing station.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.

Hardcover, 192 pages with texts from Johann Karl and Karoline Karl, designed by Carsten Eisfeld / Eberle & Eisfeld, Berlin

ISBN 978-3-7356-0685-3

Johann’s book “The Forbidden City” made it on the longlist of Deutscher Fotobuchpreis! Congratulations!