I never said goodbye | WOMEN IN EXILE
Heike Steinweg spent a year photographing women living in exile in Berlin, training her lens on each woman’s personal story. Despite different cultural and social backgrounds, all her photographic subjects have one thing in common: their determination, strength and courage to build a new life. The life-sized portraits are now on show in the exhibition I never said goodbye | WOMEN IN EXILE, which opens today in the Galerie im Tempelhof Museum.
„I would like to speak about my feelings, which are universal and can be understood by anyone. It does not depend on my face, or my nationality, or my religion or my skin colour. Everyone can understand my feeling, my sadness at the fact that I can’t return to my homeland.“