Paweł Adamowicz

Paweł Adamowicz, on the left of this picture, died yesterday in his home city of Gdansk. He was stabbed on the stage of a charity event, and surgeons tried but ultimately failed to save him. We met a couple of years ago when he came to visit Lübeck and Günter Grass. Following a reception in the city hall there was a smaller gathering in the Grass-Haus garden. Admit a lot of laughs Paweł declared me honorary photographer of Gdansk. I will remember him as a very kind, humorous person and my love goes out to his family.