June 6, 2014 6:11 pm

Snapshot: ‘Potsdam cell’ (2006), by Daniel and Geo Fuchs

Over 10 years, the photographers set out to chronicle the visual remains of the German Democratic Republic’s feared state security service, the Stasi

Fifteen years after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, photographers Daniel and Geo Fuchs set out to chronicle the visual remains of the German Democratic Republic’s feared state security service, the Stasi.

Over 10 years, the couple photographed rooms, offices and cells used by the Stasi. The image below is of a prison cell in Potsdam, and includes interrogation files, tapes and a defaced portrait of former GDR leader Walter Ulbricht.

Discussing their collaboration, Geo says they “always had the feeling it was much more interesting working together because you have to share all the time. There is a possibility to exchange and discuss what you’ve seen.”

‘Secret Rooms’ (see slideshow below) is on show at the Schacher gallery, Stuttgart, until July 19, galerie-schacher.de

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