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Landscapes with blemishes

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On December 13 at 19:00, the Galerie für Fotografie in Hanover is hosting the vernissage for the State of Nature exhibition. On the occasion of the opening, the photographer, Claudius Schulze, will be present to sign copies of his book of the same title, published by Hartmann Books. The exhibition remains on display in Hanover up until January 14, 2018.

This large project that Schulze is carrying out focusses on the current state of nature and natural catastrophe prevention structures: equipped with a large format camera, he drove a truck 50,000 kilometres around Europe to produce a collection of impressive photographs.

Every one of the idyllic landscapes includes a blemish: alpine panoramas are broken by avalanche walls, the Baltic Sea coast is lined with wave breakers and palisade barriers. In every photo, protective structures are part of the landscape. The images underline the degree in which man-made bulwarks have become part of our collective impression of nature; and it is precisely in those areas of Europe where the beauty of nature draws holiday makers and recreation seekers, that the dangers of nature and the prevention measures are particularly present.

Further information at: Galerie für Fotografie Hannover, Claudius Schulze and Hartmann projects

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