This picture was taken in the atelier house of the sculptor Ruthild Hahne in Berlin Pankow. She and her husband fought in the resistance against the nazis. Her husband got killed, she was incarcerated, somehow managed to escape prison, made it to the russian front and stayed with the soviets during the war. After the war was over she came back to Germany and worked for the GDR, made sculptures and plastics for the government and designed colossal statues. She died 2001 in Berlin.
Her house is usually closed for the public, her ancestors open it on a sunday every year in september and you check out her working space. She designed it herself. The atelier has a perfect north light condition with huge oblique glas walls to the ceiling and some little train tracks on the floor to move the big statues. One tough woman.