In 1989 the Iron Curtain fell. Today, 25 years later, the next generation has scarcely an idea of the significance of this border, and especially by the great influence of her disappearance on the European development.
Geographically Kurt Kaindl s photo report follows the intra-European border line from Lubeck to Trieste. He has, at the suggestion of the “Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs” (BMEIA) started this project in 2008 and continued to the present day. Retrieved from “both sides” – from the East and the West – he approaches the (former) border and represents the special atmosphere is photographically: The situation created by the vast no man’s land landscape that remained, but also destroyed settlements and especially the people, still or now live again only at this limit.
Inge Morath–Platz 1-3, 5020 Salzburg, Austria