50 Years of Protest: The Photo Collections at HIS Archives
As part of its special collection “Protest, Resistance and Utopia” the archives at HIS hold more than 350,000 photographic images, including the collections of the photographers Manfred A. Tripp, Günter Zint and Mike Schröder.
From the beginnings of the peace movement in the 1950s, via the student movement in the 1960s, calls for disarmament or international solidarity, the pro-democracy movement and anti-nuclear protests in the 1970s and 1980s, through to the ecological movement and anti-racist initiatives in the 1990s – the photographs document more than 50 years of history and culture of social movements and protest in the Federal Republic of Germany. As historical sources in their own right, they broaden the view of topics, events and players by providing a visual dimension.
By presenting selected photographs, we would like to invite you to discover the photo collections of the HIS archives.
Mike Schröder has been a professional photographer since 1983 and mainly worked as a photo journalist covering current political affairs. His photographs with emphasis on Hamburg and the North of Germany have been widely published in newspapers and magazines like Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, Stern, Time Magazine and Newsweek. The HIS archives have started to acquire 5.000 photos from Mike Schröder’s collection.