Barriers, water cannons, injured people: conflict between police and protestors is often the subject of Binder’s photos. His images are upsetting: Rudi Dutschke’s shoes just after his life-threatening shooting, and paving stones after a street battle. The photos show the fast-growing rift between the State and the rioting youth of West Berlin in 1967/68.
Binder’s photographs also highlight West Berlin’s status as an "island": he shows the Wall being perfected and the daily presence of US soldiers. Impressions of West Berlin cultural life reflect his new focus after 1968.
Ludwig Binder is born on 22 November 1928 in a small village close to Belgrad. He starts taking and developing photos already at the age of ten. In 1948, Binder arrives at West Berlin to study law at the Freie Universität. After working for serveral newspapers and magazines, Binder opens his own photographic studio in 1961. As a photojournalist, he records political and cultural life in West Berlin.
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