28/07/2018  – Christopher Street Day – Performance / Street

Event:

Some dressed in leather, others in feathers, flesh and outrageous costumes wherever you look, it’s a celebration of (gay) life, and the people taking part in this parade are just begging to have their picture taken, photography doesn’t get easier than this.

And all to the sound of a thousand beats.

The first “Christopher Street Day” in Berlin took place in 1979 – “Gay Pride” was the motto under which 450 demonstrators in West Berlin took to the streets in a very relaxed atmosphere.

This year there are expected to be together over a million participants and spectators.

The opening ceremony will probably be at its usual location on the Kurfürstendamm, on the corner of Joachimsthalerstrasse, after which the route heads off in the direction of Wittenbergplatz.

Held in memory of the first big uprising of homosexuals against police assaults in Greenwich Village (New York, USA) on June 27, 1969, it’s a fantastic mix of loud music, colourful floats and outrageous dress – a real spectacular.

Photo opportunities:

This is one of the very best public events imaginable, the party atmosphere is ideal for candid street and performance photography, the participants are more than willing to pose for portraits, for most it actually seems to be their goal.

Public transport:
https://moovit.com

Other:
This is a bring a camera and shoot event, suitable for both the beginner and the more experienced photographer, in fact anyone who wishes to improve their photography skills through practice, the main emphasis is on developing creative compositional skills rather than technical expertise.

If possible please bring 2 prints of previous work to the event, so that we all have something to pass around, discuss and critique during the refreshment break.
http://www.rossmann-fotowelt.de/fotos-uebersicht/
This service is available in all branches of Rossmann and prints can easily be made there and then in approximately 5 minutes – 13cm x 18cm Premium Fotoabzüge mit weißem Rand = €0,23 per print.
A tablet or smart phone is unfortunately not a suitable alternative.

PayPal:
If you have problems with PayPal, or don’t have a PalPal account because you still live in the 19th century, please bring it in cash.

Google calendar:
Meetup events and Photo opportunities in Berlin
https://calendar.google.com/calendar/b/1?cid=ZjBzZmh1ZHVvaDNzc3E0am9iOXN0MWZuYTRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ

 

Reserve a place

Either use the form below or go to the Meetup website to book a place.

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Bookings no longer allowed on this date.


Date and Time

July 28, 2018 - 11:30 pm

Please be punctual.

ICAL

Meeting Point

Ku'damm – Superdry, Kurfürstendamm 19-24, 10719 Berlin

Directions

Meet outside Superdry on the Ku’damm right outside U-Bahn Kurfürstendamm.



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