Another book about Mauerpark…

Thomas Henk Henkel / Junius Verlag

Thomas Henk Henkel / Junius Verlag

I guess I’m not so original! It turns out someone else has made a book about Mauerpark’s flea market. Thomas Henk Henkel’s Treasure Hunters focuses on portraits of visitors and the treasures they find at Berlin’s Mauerpark.

A new photography book published in Germany focuses the lens on modern-day treasure hunters at the flea market and their booty. Photographer Thomas Henk Henkel first came up with the idea after he and his son rented a stand to unload a bunch of stuff they no longer needed.

Henkel says he was trying to sell toys, but couldn’t stop thinking about all of the fascinating people flooding the market. “It was like holding up a mirror to the world,” he says. He then decided to exchange mental images for real ones and created a book dedicated to the visitors.

Here’s a link to the article on Der Spiegel’s site. You can read about my book on Mauerpark’s flea market here.

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~ by Valerie Palmer on July 19, 2013.

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