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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National Park Prokletije, border Montenegro – Albania National Park Prokletije, border Montenegro – Albania
Rozaje, country triangle Montenegro – Kosovo - Serbia Rozaje, country triangle Montenegro – Kosovo - Serbia
Ukmemet, border Serbia – Kosovo Ukmemet, border Serbia – Kosovo
Lake Ohrid, Pogradec, border Albania – Macedonia Lake Ohrid, Pogradec, border Albania – Macedonia
Rab, sea border Croatia Rab, sea border Croatia
Mostar, border Bosnia-Herzegovina – Croatia Mostar, border Bosnia-Herzegovina – Croatia
Divided city of Mitrovica, border Kosovo – Serbia Divided city of Mitrovica, border Kosovo – Serbia
Prishtina, border Kosovo - Serbia Prishtina, border Kosovo - Serbia
Skopje, border Macedonia - Serbia Skopje, border Macedonia - Serbia