"Untitled (Stralsund)" (2009)

"Untitled (Stralsund)," 2009
C-print, 36 1/4 x 44 1/2 inches
© Florian Maier-Aichen
Courtesy Blum & Poe, Los Angeles and 303 Gallery, New York

"I first got curious about Stralsund because I saw an old postcard from the days of the GDR. And what I always notice about images from that era is that everything is very poor, very sparse, and you can always see that the cities were very sparsely lit. But I kind of like it that East Germany was under-lit. It’s not necessarily nostalgic; it’s simply what struck me about it."

-Florian Maier-Aichen