Ulrich Wüst


05.04.2001 -

Ulrich Wüst was born in Magdeburg in 1949. From 1967 to 1972 he studied urban planning at the University of Architecture and Construction in Weimar. He worked as an urban planner until 1977, mainly in Berlin, where he has lived since 1972. Ulrich Wüst worked as a picture editor and photographer from 1979 to 1983. He has been working as a freelance photographer since 1984.

His 100 or so photographs, shown in Magdeburg, were taken between 1976 and 2000. They appear sparse, strict, determined by structures. Nevertheless, they arouse curiosity and offer insightful insights into the structure and change of a city from the mid-1970s to the present day. They are the result of Wüst's periodic visits to his home town. The resulting picture chronicle was not the actual intention of the photographer. Nevertheless, history is part of the recordings, as a personal memory and as a cityscape that has since changed. Ulrich Wüst's individual view arouses the curiosity of the observer and stimulates comparisons with one's own view of the present of the place, of one's own living space. The title of the exhibition already refers to it: Morgenstraße. The Mittag- and Abendstraße also belong to this street, which means that nature is present in the cityscape in the form of the position of the sun.