Photographer Maurice Weiss (*1964 in Perpignan) knows when to trigger his camera; he prefers to wait just a split second longer than you would expect him to, even if thousands of people swarm around him, waving banners, laughing, partying or demonstrating.
The native Frenchman has proven his exceptional photographic eye for the first time on German soil on November 9th, 1989, when the Berlin Wall fell. Back then he documented in a dynamic style what historical scenes took place on both sides of the wall and by that, caught one of the most memorable events of modern European history on film.
After the wall had fallen, he didn’t rest either but followed and documented the political development in Berlin up to the German reunification and farther. Back in those days he deeply connected with the German capital and its political stage and today he photographs in the Bundestag, the national parliament, almost on a weekly basis. In Fall 2011, he went on a roadtrip from Marokko by Libia to Egypt in order to capture his view of the Arabic revolution. He works and lives in Berlin.