Photographer(s): Günter Zint
Writer(s): Claus Lutterbeck
Designer(s): Wolf-Dietmar Stock
Publisher(s): Atelier in Bauernhaus, Fischerhude, Germany
Size: 18 x 24 cm
Edition: 1st, 1977 Atelier in Bauernhaus, Fischerhude, Germany
Print: Oltmans & Buerfeind, Achim, Germany
Nation(s) and year(s) of Protest: Germany, 1976- 1977
I have a memory of a trip to Germany in the 1980s and that the railway running along the main road was blocked by demonstrators protesting against the storage of nuclear waste underground in Germany. I am sure that Gunter Zint, the most famous German photographer who documented the country's nuclear programme, was there taking pictures. The anti-nuclear protest in Germany drew people from all over the country and from all walks of life to join it. Protests were all over Germany, but especially in Brokdorf, near Hamburg, where the biggest and most violent protest scene took place in 76-77.
Currently Gunter Zint is the German Speaker oft the "Anti-Atom-Photographers" Organisation.