What does Angela Merkel’s Germany look like today? As TIME selected the Chancellor as Person of the Year, we asked Harf Zimmermann to answer these questions in a photographic survey of what makes Germany the country it is today. The result is a series of large-format, landscapes that paint the picture of a diverse Germany, with its engineering expertise and its complex past (including around East Germany’s former Stasi secret police whose archives are pictured here). Read our interview on LightBox.time.com (Photograph by Harf Zimmermann for TIME) #TIMEPOY #Merkel
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