Between 2004 and 2017, there must not have been more beautiful people. And dating precisely from this time, there happens to be a book and in this book, oddly enough, there is this very text.
Volksbühne has long been shaping the image of Berlin like no other institution. In his brand-new photo book, titled No Way Home, photographer William Minke assembled a selection of photographs taken during his time at Volksbühne.
Minke’s long-time collaboration with the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz started in 2004, when he worked at Frank Castorf’s Kokain. Subsequently, he worked in other productions by Castorf, René Pollesch and many other noted directors.
For thirteen consecutive years, the unique Berlin theatre has been a home to Minke, with many of his colleagues becoming close friends over the years. His book brings back to life a few snapshots from an era long gone; it also serves as a reminder that one cannot altogether comprehend a place such as Volksbühne even if one tries.
William Minke is a freelance photographer. He lives in Berlin. From 2007 to 2010 he studied at Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie in Berlin, completing a Master’s degree under Ute Mahler and Robert Lyons in 2012. In his previous works (“Love Is a Battlefield,” “End of Crisis”) he approached events such as rifle and sex conventions or cruise ships from a subjective angle.
No Way Home will be presented concurrently with the party hosted by DJ Duo Portobello
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