About the German photographer, Dirk ALVERMANN (1937-2013)
The Düsseldorf-born photographer, filmmaker and writer Dirk ALVERMANN began photography in 1956 - at the time of the reconstruction of the Federal Republic and the German economic miracle. Because of his socially critical, anti-colonial and peace policy view, he published his pictures mainly in the GDR as well as in France, Algeria, England, Italy and Poland. In quick succession photo reports were made about Spain (1957–62), Algeria (1958–60), Albania (1962), West Germany (1962–65), Italy (1964) and England (1965). In 1959 he moved to West Berlin and in 1966 finally to the eastern part of the city (GDR).