ROGER MELIS – PHOTOGRAPHER
A film by Pamela Meyer-Arndt / for the series LEBENSLÄUFE on behalf of MDR / camera Chris Trieloff / editor Vinzent Kutsche / speaker Anna Tahlbach / producer Gregor Streiber / a werwiewas media production
He photographed Wolf Biermann as Icarus, Sarah Kirsch sitting cross-legged on the exit crates, Anna Seghers as a doubting woman. He did not show the models for the GDR fashion magazine Sibylle as fashion dolls but at eye level. Roger Melis was an exceptional artist, his life between rebellion and adaptation reflects the fate of many who lived in the GDR. A portrait.