Munich. Chronology of a virus
Deserted streets and squares, pedestrian zones and parks in Munich. Women, men and children disappeared. The “hard lockdown” during the Corona pandemic temporarily turned Munich into a ghost town. The Stachus and Marienplatz were deserted. Neither rushing commuters at the main train station nor traffic jams on the Inner Ring. The Viktualienmarkt is deserted and there is not a soul in the Olympiapark. But in the end, people return.
With his large-format pictures, Ralf Küpfer has captured a surreal and bizarre, but equally melancholy state into which the big city will hopefully never again fall.
In contrast, the German texts are a hard chronology of dates and facts, an impersonal diary of events that occupied mankind between January 06, 2020 and December 2021, between Wuhan and Omikron.