I came across these photos during the Frieze art fair in London. At first, I passed them by without much notice, but by coincidence I overheard a conversation about these images:
At the birthday party of a high ranking Stasi officer (the East German Ministry of Security,) the Stasi men and women were dressed up as the profession of those they were spying on. This photo was found in the Stasi archives. It’s an artwork by Sven Johne, Carnival, 2008.