“Axel Heller’s images honestly portray the full range of nature and community life over a ten year period of time. His work goes well beyond romanticizing the countryside, or idyllically presenting a culture that ‘time has forgotten’. While Heller’s images are often raw and stark, they are never devoid of compassion and understanding. Heller’s work, moreover, not only captures the traditional way of life of the region but, the incipient encroachment of modernity into the fabric of the community. Heller’s project, consequently, is a powerful statement allowing the viewer not only to closely examine a way of life which has existed for centuries but also consider the contradictions, tensions and changes that challenge that community as it grapples with modernity.”
Helsingforser Platz 1
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