Revisiting Borders from the Past
Some borders are physical walls; others exist only as figurative notions that shape our movement, our communication, and our thoughts. As power and land changed hands continually over the course of history, hundreds of partitions were been built, then demolished. For photographer Josef Schulz, these lines were a source of fascination. For übergang, the Düsseldorf-based artist revisited the former border stations that policed inter-European frontiers. Schulz previously studied with acclaimed German photographer Bernd Becher, known for the water tower photographs he took with his wife Hilla, and the stylistic influence is clear to see. The strict documentarian style offers a chilling look at the monuments that have historically marked the resettlement of so many thousands of migrants over time.
Images © Josef Schulz
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