From Korea to Cyprus to Berlin to Israel, Kai Wiedenhöfer has spent decades photographing all the major border walls – and learned how despite what their defenders say, each is far from unique
On October 1989, as the first television images of the fall of the Berlin Wall began to be broadcast, Kai Wiedenhöfer, a 23-year-old student photographer, was attending a symposium in Dortmund with the well-known American photojournalist Leonard Freed.
Prompted by Freed, Wiedenhöfer decided to skip his classes and head east that night. Reaching the Herleshausen checkpoint, he was greeted by a 10km queue of traffic heading west.
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