Harald HauswaldRailroad Ticket – Tracking the Orient Express

Harald Hauswald

Railroad Ticket – Tracking the Orient Express


In 2018, Harald Hauswald used an Interrail ticket for seniors to travel the old route of the legendary Orient Express, much of which runs parallel to the Balkan Route. Starting in London, he took the TGV to Paris and then continued on through Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria to Istanbul. He took more than ten thousand pictures on this trip, all on his camera phone. The mobile phone as a camera – technologically limited, but fast and flexible – became Hauswald’s entry ticket to what was for him a new world.

Harald Hauswald

Born in Radebeul, Germany, in 1954.
1970–1972: Photographer apprentice.
1987: Ost-Berlin (publication), Piper, Munich.
1989: Member of the East German association of visual artists (VBK).
1990: Founding member of OSTKREUZ.
1993: Die dritte Halbzeit: Fußballfans und Hooligans (publication), Basis Druck, Berlin.
1997: Recipient of the Federal Cross of Merit.
2013: Harald Hauswald: Erinnerung ausgegraben (solo show), Leonhardi Museum, Dresden; Vor Zeiten: Alltag im Osten, Fotografien 1976–1990 (publication), Lehmstedt, Leipzig.
2015: Harald Hauswald: Tanz in den Mai (solo show), Galerie für Moderne Fotografie, Berlin.
2019: Hauswald im Ausland 1979–2019 (solo show), Fotogalerie Friedrichshain, Berlin.
2020: Voll das Leben! (solo show), C/O Berlin; Harald Hauswald: Voll das Leben (publication), Steidl, Göttingen.
Harald Hauswald lives in Berlin.