For 25 years, Harald Hauswald has documented the development of the East German football club FC Union Berlin. And that although he had never been that interested in football.
Chance brought Harald to his first Union game. A Western journalist had asked him for pictures of a match against the Dynamo Berlin. He photographed the players, the fans, the flags, but also the uniformed riot police that was lined up along the stands to prevent outrages. These local derbies were prone to escalate, they were about more than just football. The Stasi financed FC Dynamo was the declared enemy of FC Union, whose fanbase was a reservoir for dissenters and dissidents.