Veterans and young soldiers at the Belorussky train station. 60th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe, Moscow 09.05.2005, Russia.
„Anniversaries“ is my longterm (2004–2014) project about anniversaries of historic events which have changed our world profoundly. In these single moments in time, history becomes evident. The mental state of a group or nation is clearly expressed, apparent and visible. On those dates that changed the world, we can watch closely what history means to us, how we perceive it or how it is misused.
Angela Merkel and Edmund Stoiber
Angela Merkel greeting Edmund Stoiber, her former opponent within the german conservative party (CDU/CSU), during her election campaign.