By Angela Buchfelder, Bavarian Times
GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Grafenwoehr Culture and Military Museum hosts a photo exhibition highlighting the lives of U.S. Soldiers and their families.
Titled “The 51st State,” the exhibition features the work of Bavarian photographer Lila Hartig, who portrayed the personal life of Soldiers and their families in Grafenwoehr and Ansbach in 2004.
Soldiers of the U.S. Army have been based in Bavaria for 70 years. The pictures don’t show the aspect of life in the military. Rather, the photos highlight the personal lives of American Soldiers and their families.
Lila Hartig was inspired by American culture when she stayed in the U.S. for one year. She studied photo design in Munich, and the American culture is always an inspiration of her work. The project “51st State” is the final project of her studies at the Munich University. Lila Hartig was born in Landshut and now lives in Munich.
The photo exhibition is shown in the Grafenwoehr Culture and Military Museum from March 19 through May 29. Opening hours of the museum are Sunday, Tuesday – Thursday from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.