Located in the heart of Berlin Mitte, Galerie 36 may appear inconspicuous from the outside. Step inside this old Berlin apartment, however, and you’ll soon see what all the fuss is about. Sumptuously-toned walls and glorious wooden staircases lead you up a floor to the main exhibition space. Founded in 2015, Galerie 36 is a unique location devoted to showcasing contemporary and historical photography. Working together with institutions and collectors, the gallery embraces its stunning environment, presenting a line-up of international artists and young photographers through exhibitions and pop-up events. For me, this is quite simply the perfect space to escape the noise of everyday life and enjoy some remarkable photography, helped along by some softly-playing classical music in the background. Following a winter break, Galerie 36 re-opens this Saturday, 14.4.2018 with “Shapes & Symbols”, the first-ever comprehensive exhibition of campaigns by American Bert Stern, who, through his work, turned advertising photography as art form. (Text: Christina Homburg / Photos: Galerie 36 & Bert Stern Trust)
Christina Homburg is a finance manager with a passion for writing, photography and travel. She started her own blog, The Fake German, in 2016 following her move to Berlin. Originally from London, Christina now calls Kreuzberg home.