Seven Borders / Trilogy #3

The heart of Europe and the story of the seven brand new borders of the Western Balkans

For this story I traveled across the seven brand new borders in the Western Balkans and looked at the meaning of these frontiers. In what way do they change lives and landscapes? The Balkan conflict of unity and separation seems to tear the hearts of the people. At the same time the Balkan countries paradoxically cherish all the ambition of a united future within the European Union. An important principle in the photographic outcome are the never changing landscapes of ex-Yugoslavia and Albania and the visible traces of the turbulent history of the region versus the huge implications of this for the people living in each of the seven border regions and their present lives.

With thanks to Festival Photoreporter in St. Brieuc (F)

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Croatia, Rab Croatia, Rab
Croatia, Dvor Croatia, Dvor
Croatia, Dalj Croatia, Dalj
Bosnia_Hercegovina, Visegrad Bosnia_Hercegovina, Visegrad
Bosnia_Hercegovina, Sarajevo Bosnia_Hercegovina, Sarajevo
Bosnia_Hercegovina, Sarajevo Bosnia_Hercegovina, Sarajevo
Serbia, Belgrade Serbia, Belgrade
Serbia, Presevo Serbia, Presevo
Serbia, Belgrade Serbia, Belgrade
Serbia, Novi Pazar Serbia, Novi Pazar
Kosovo, Rugova valley Kosovo, Rugova valley
Kosovo, Decani Kosovo, Decani
Kosovo, Kamenica Kosovo, Kamenica
Macedonia, Kumanovo Macedonia, Kumanovo
Albania, Pogradec Albania, Pogradec
Macedonia, Tetovo Macedonia, Tetovo
Albania, Kükes Albania, Kükes
Albania, Kükes Albania, Kükes
Montenegro, Gusinje Montenegro, Gusinje
Montenegro, Gusinje Montenegro, Gusinje