Thu Sep 6 – Sun Oct 7, 2018 11:00am – 4:00pm

TAKING SIDES – Berlin and the Wall 1974, by Sven Martson

Sponsored by: Kehler Liddell Gallery

OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, September 9th, 3-6pm; w/ Artist Talk @ 2pm.

In TAKING SIDES – Berlin and the Wall,1974, Sven Martson presents his photographs of the divided Berlin. The exhibit shares the title of his 2018 book, co-authored by John T. Hill and Claudia Roth. Through his photographs, Martson revisits moments of familiarity on opposite sides of the wall:

“Sven Martson’s images … show clearly … the hopes, ­expectations, joie de vivre and worries shared by people on either side of the border were too great to be ­divided by a politically enforced wall … Martson himself experienced what it means to be displaced. In his images, he confronts us with both vivid intimacy and insurmountable segregation.” (Claudia Roth, Vice President of the German Bundestag)

Sven Martson was born in Germany and raised in the United States. He received his BA from Syracuse University in 1970. Subsequent studies led to an interest in documentary style photography. In 1972 he met Walker Evans and worked under his direction, making prints from Evans’ negatives. After Evans’ death, Martson continued to print for the Evans estate. An established editorial photographer, he serves a wide range of independent educational institutions throughout the United States. More information:

Kehler Liddell Gallery (KLG) is a cooperative gallery, in the heart of New Haven’s Westville village, representing 23 of the area’s most notable emerging and established artists. Monthly exhibitions are highlighted by free community arts programming, presented in partnership with the ArtEcon Initiative. Gallery hours: Thursday–Friday, 11am-4pm; Saturday–Sunday, 10am-4pm. The gallery is free and open to the public. More information:

Admission: Free
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