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.  

Foto: Heike Steinweg
Photo: Heike Steinweg / Berlin 2016

„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.“

 

The opening of the exhibition I never said goodbye | WOMEN IN EXILE in the Galerie im Tempelhof MUSEUM takes place today, Thursday 17 November 2016, at 7 pm. The exhibition is on display until 15 January 2017, free of charge. For more information, see www.heikesteinweg.de.

WE’RE DOING IT will publish a selection of the portraits over the coming weeks.

Translation: Katy Derbyshire