[Translate to English:] Die kleine Ausstellung
The small exhibition shows the artist’s continuous occupation with her motifs in series: people on the street, self-portraits, travellers and museum visitors, as well as portraits of artists, writers and musicians. In contrast to the official, state-sanctioned imagery of the GDR, she produced unembellished social documentary photographs, exposing social contradictions and painting an empathetic picture of everyday life in East Germany and the people who lived there. The years after 1989 saw the start of Evelyn Richter’s late period, in which she travelled widely, resolutely continuing to create her photographic series into old age. Selected works from the Evelyn Richter Archiv in Leipzig and the documentary film “Audiences – Strategies of Self-Assertion” by Tina Bara and Barbara Metselaar round off the exhibition.