Softbound, 21 x 28 cm
254 pages, black and white photographs
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“The Land in Between” is the catalogue of Ursula Schulz-Dornburg’s retrospective exhibition, held at the Städel Museum in Frankfurt in the summer of 2018, which includes the work she has carried out for decades in Europe, the Middle East and some former states of the Soviet Union.
Schulz-Dornburg focuses on the interaction between human civilization and landscape, emphasizing how conflict, construction, time and physiological decay transform the environment.. Since the early 1980s the author has explored transit areas, borders, places of worship, showing us landscapes marked by political transformations, environments that have been dramatically modified or definitively destroyed by conflicts and wars.
“Transient Sites, Armenia” is probably her best known series included in the catalogue: it consists of a series of photographs of bus stops in Armenia. The feeling is that these places are completely detached from their surroundings, as if they were in the middle of nowhere, in transit, just like the few passengers that are shown suspended, waiting.
Schulz-Dornburg questions the landscape, in a dialogue that blurs the boundaries between past and present, between here and there, transporting us with immediacy into realities that often seem very far away to us, but which are actually incredibly close.
Winner of 2018 PhotoBook Awards