Santiago de Cuba | Cuba

Havanna | Cuba

Santiago de Cuba | Cuba

Chivirico | Cuba

Havanna | Cuba

Santiago de Cuba | Cuba

Baracoa | Cuba

Cojímar | Cuba

Santiago de Cuba | Cuba

Havanna | Cuba

Santiago de Cuba | Cuba

Santiago de Cuba | Cuba

Santiago de Cuba | Cuba

Santiago de Cuba | Cuba

Mecklenburg, Beelitz | Germany

Fort Dauphin | Madagascar

New Delhi | India

Goa | India

Erfelek | Turkey

Varanasi | India

Erfurt | Thüringen

Mennonite christian advertising on a shed, Snoe Shoe, Pennsylvania, USA,

All pictures from January 1985

Berlin Wall, parts of the whole work in an exhibition in Berlin @ Stadtmuseum Berlin, Ephraim-Palais 2009

I do not like to talk about it, but I am here since 1958 on the shipyard, so already I belong to the crazy ones. These are transport chains, the sign shows exactly how much you can lift it. Walter Meyn, shipbuilding foreman

I am responsible for the maintenance, care and the driving of the dry dock. With the pendulum I can accurately adjust the tilt of the docks and ships. Klaus Maas, dry dock engineer

For me, these two phones are important. With them everything is done. If the yard needs something, it has to go fast. H. Buhl, magazine management

For the welders of sub-contractors there is only one shower here on the shipyard. That's not the way it should be. Yilmaz Ilhan, welder

The shipyard is a real bone crusher. Those who pretend that they are still sane at age 50 are lying. Matthias Nagel, shipbuilders

I'm here for 39 years and can’t highlight anything specific. Here in the hall all things are important for us. H. Brückmann, master locksmith

The cranes and the dry dock, that makes a shipyard. Today we are only a repair yard. The shipyard stands and falls with the dry docks. Günther Kööp, workers council

This is my tool box, all I need is in there. When I work on board, I take it with me. Thomas Guth, ship carpenter

A photographic dialogue project at a shipyard in the port of Hamburg.

In addition or contrary to our previous photographic work in and about the harbor of Hamburg, this time our focus was different. What was of interest to us was the very perspective of the shipyard workers themselves. How would they portray their work place? What was the essence of the shipyard to them?

Halit Karaxhas choice for our first billboard in Wilhelmsburg

Halit Karaxha and his daughters Ganimete, Shqipe and Xhyleferje

Children photo group of the Wilhelmsburg Honeyfactory: Claudia, Monika and Claudia

The portrait of the shepherds on the billboard in the street

Discussion with Karl I about photography and his painting

Discussion with Selcuk K about Mustafa K. Atatürk and the Turkish flag

By bicycle to his favorite place in the forest

Ms Stein in her barber shop

The daughters of Ms Stein, a page of our Bildwege-Book

Bridgekeeper Dieter S in the control room of his drawbridge

The contact area officer Baranowski

Sven T, Kai P and Andreas S at work on the boiler of their locomotive

Lighter collector Joachim D in front of his collection, a page of our Bildwege-Book

The shepherds Helmut L and Kurt K with her flock close to a hightway in the harbour of Hamburg

Kurt K with his flock in the harbour of Hamburg

Karl I at his favorite place in the woods by the river right on Hamburg habour

Diana G and her daughter Nadine at the playground

Selcuk K in the office of his travel agency

Youth team of the Wilhelmsburg rowing club

Workshop project for unemployed youth, here Ismail G, Andreas W, Ramazan B and Mehmet C

Ekkehardt S with his copper fujara on the dike

Corinna, Christel, Barbara, Susanne and Maren, the team of the public library in Wilhelmsburg

Done

The first portrait is mounted on the billboard front of the Honeyfactory

The first enlarged photo of Halit K is ready. Size: 2.5 x 3.5 meters ( approx 8 x 12 feet )

After the photo shoot, we printed a selection of photographs for the meeting with the portrayed

Photo selection with the shepherds

We attach Karl Illes portrait on the billboard in the street

Later he will say: In this street I will indeed never be famous!

A selection of photographs for the meeting with the youth of the workshop

Bildwege`s angels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thanks to Catherine de Courten for some of the above pictures

Announcing our photo project with multilingual posters, radio and television advertising

Wang Di from Beijing, China

Franzisco Caballero from Barajas, Mexico

Wang Di from Beijing, China

Bushra Iqbal Malik from Peshawar, Pakistan

Bushra Iqbal Malik from Peshawar, Pakistan

Lezzueck Coosemanns from Guatemala City, Guatemala

Lezzueck Coosemanns from Guatemala City, Guatemala

B. Luvunga from Kinshasa, Congo

Ludmilla Souckova from Hradec, Czech Republic

Ludmilla Souckova from Hradec, Czech Republic

We asked: Is food a part of your sense of belonging (Heimat)?

Ingrid Amezquita from Bogotá, Columbia

Mohammad Yudha Kuntjoro from Bandung, Indonesia

Bushra Iqbal Malik from Peshawar, Pakistan

…angekommen (arrived/settled) raises the question of whether and how people have found in Germany a new home. What makes people feel at home? In the search of answers, I was looking for people who wanted to share information on their situation, their concepts of life and experiences. Much to my surprise I often encountered a spontaneous interest and great openness at the first contact.