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5-B1-J5-1989-36 East German border soldier looks
through a crack in the Wall (after the
opening of the border, 9/10 November
1989 © akg-images / Günther Schaefer

Learning (to be) German

I was thirteen years old when the Berlin Wall came down. The reunification of East and West Germany happened while I was …

Telefone  des Typs Alpha ferro,
produziert bei der Rundfunk- und Fern-
melde- bzw. Fernsehtechnik (RFT) Nord-
hausen (DDR).

Dialling up the past

(This blog post has been translated from the German original which you can read here.) Telephones… they never used to interest me, …

France, street scene, boy and prostitute

A Declaration of Love

One of the many perks of being a Picture Researcher for an archive as varied as akg-images is being able to time-travel …

ZBSA08 mit vorgesetztem Nummernschalter. Umbau durch die Reichspost 1929.

Telefone – nur echt mit Wählscheibe

Telefone…hatten mich früher nie interessiert, nur wenn ich jemanden anrufen wollte und natürlich als Kind vorher meine Eltern fragen musste. Das grüne …

2-R41-K20-1618, Guido Reni, 'The Victory of Samson', 1618, © akg-images / MPortfolio / Electa

A Reni day

In the summer of 1998, it was decided that the chapel choir in which I sang would go on a mini-tour of …


Run for your life?

Watching my akg-images colleagues do a 6km run yesterday got me thinking about how incredibly democratic a sport running is. It is …

Gentleman with Whiskers / Photo / 1870

Saying cheese since 1838

When, in 1838, Louis Daguerre produced a daguerreotype of the Boulevard de Temple in Paris, the long exposure time of over ten …