Monday, August 25, 2008

Here we Go Again!

Five months after the mayoral election, Munich residents are heading back to the polls Sept 28th, this time to elect a new state parliament. Political posters are all over the city, including some that are socially charged. Personally, I liked the propaganda-ish feel to this one, and the view of the men and women walking in Suits in the background towards the Eon Energy building. Lots of powerful images. I’m not sure if the designers of this poster realized that the image was originally from “Rosie the Riveter” which was done for the American forces in their quest to defeat Germany in WWII. It turns out that the poster, when released, had limited feel and it wasn’t until feminist values peaked after the war that this image became a powerful icon.


Dido said...

Just goes to show the power of imagery!

By the way, if you want to participate in September's theme day (Twin Cities) and you need a picture of Edinburgh, let me know what kind you'd like and I'll snap something for you!

Best wishes
Dido (Edinburgh)

Kris said...

Are the turnout rates very high for local government elections in Munich?

Christine said...

Hey there,

I have been following your blog for a bit since moving to munich and I have really enjoyed your insights. Thanks! I am wondering if you know of an English speaking photo club that meets regularly in Munich. If you wouldn't mind passing the info along, please do:
christinebecksted (AT)mac (DOT)com.

Many thanks in advance!

Troy said...

Hey Christine,
I don't know of any English speaking photo clubs in Munich, but I'll look around and let you know what I find out.

Hello dido,
I will participate in the theme, but not sure the approach at this point. It looks like Munich is sister cities with 5-6 different locations - which is kind of interesting. thanks for the offer though.

Louis la Vache said...

How ironic that "Rosie" has been adopted in Germany!
"Louis" lives about 2 miles from the "Rosie the Riveter" Park, near the old Kaiser Shipyards in Richmond, CA where many of the Liberty and Victory ships were built in World War II.