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Journey through No-man's Land

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The year of 1989 saw the fall of the Iron Curtain. 25 years on, today's new generation has almost no understanding of the significance of this political boundary, nor of the enormous influence its disappearance had on the evolution of Europe.

Kurt Kaindl's photo reportage geographically traces the borderline that ran through Europe, from Lübeck in Germany to Triest, Italy. The project, which began in 2008 and has been in progress until the present time, was instigated by the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs.

The photographer approaches his theme from 'both sides' – from both East and West, distilling the unique atmosphere into photographic artworks: the expansive landscape that was once dedicated No-man's Land, the remaining, sometimes abandoned housing estates, and most of all the people who either still, or once again live along these former borders.  

His classic black and white photographs are accompanied by captions detailing the background stories of his subjects, and so creating a connection between past and present.

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