Street Photography Berlin: The Swing at Mauerpark

Martin U WaltzBerlin Photography, Photo Essay, Street Photography

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I have always been fascinated by the mauerpark swings. because for me the mauerpark swings have an iconic quality.

Mauerpark (literal translation wall park) is a small piece of urban waste land in the Prenzlauer Berg neighbourhood. On sundays it will transform it some sort of a happening. a flea market, street food, lots of music, karaoke, graffiti, beer, weed and masses of people.

Mauerpark is the essence of contemporary Berlin, an ugly place turned into a celebration on hipness. Yet is very much about the mundane things like  food, beer, drugs, commerce and free music. Berlin Mauerpark is of transitory nature. Urban planning and gentrification will eventually take their toll. Only two of the swings are fully functional.

The images were taken between 2014 and 2017. All images @ Martin U Waltz

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Martin U Waltz: Photographer in Berlin

Martin's artistic work focuses on portraiture, urban and street photography.

He is a founding member of the berlin1020 street photography collective in Berlin.

Martin has won numerous international photography awards. His work has been shown at solo and group exhibitions in New York, Paris, Dublin, London, Rome, Bucharest and Berlin in recent years. His work can be found in numerous private collections.
Limited edition fine art prints

Over 200,000 people follow Martin on social media. Martin’s articles on photography have been published on the big photography blogs like Petapixel, The Phoblographer or Digitalrev.

Martin offers street photography workshops and street photography coaching in Berlin.

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