Preview: Susanne Schleyer – A German Photographer Confronts German History
My brother continues to be a great source for new story ideas. Just like he recently linked me up with Bruce Bell, one of Toronto’s most well known experts and historians, he recently read about a German photographer by the name of Susanne Schleyer who had just published a new book, “Unterwegs” (“On the Road”) with 100 photos and stories from 12 different cities: Amsterdam, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Jerusalem, London, Paris, Prague, Rom, San Francisco, Saint Petersburg, Venice and Vienna.
I started doing some research on Susanne’s website and realized that she had done other interesting projects and yesterday I spent two hours on the phone, talking with her in Berlin. Susanne is an interesting individual. She is in her early 40s, and studied art and German philology in Berlin and later photography in Leipzig. From 1990 onwards she has undertaken travels for photography projects to Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Russia, Chile, Argentina, Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland, France, England, Scotland, Italy and the United States.
For her recent...