Blog Category: Series
With the visit to the district of Borsberg on the last day of 2020, the Dresden – 50mm project came to a preliminary photographic conclusion. Since the beginning in 2015 I have roamed through 120 Dresden city districts, made observations and recorded my impressions. This final update introduces the 15 districts that were still missing: Borsberg Brabschuetz Cossebaude Kauscha Kleinzschachwitz Leubnitz-Neuostra Lockwitz Loschwitz Marsdorf Oberpoyritz Oberwartha Pillnitz Rennersdorf Soebrigen Torna
Since the beginning of the year, my project started in 2015: Dresden 50mm grew by nine neighborhoods: Coschuetz Gompitz Grosszschachwitz Kaitz Mockritz Nickern Striesen Suedvorstadt Weissig With a total of 94 photo series now available, a good 3/4 of the project scope has been completed from a photographic point of view. All previously created photo series are shown on the project page. Note: Clicking on a photo starts the related gallery view.
About 1000 kilometers lie between the Upper Silesian and the Rhine-Westphalian industrial area. In the past few years, I have covered the 500km in eastern direction several times to realize the photo project Górny Śląsk. In 2019, I headed west to visit an industrial region with a similar history for the first time. Both regions were and are dominated by the mining industry, whose decline and the associated transformation processes in the Ruhr area began at the end of the 1950s, while in Upper Silesia the change began with the fall of the Iron Curtain and with the accession of Poland to the
… in a town of real existing socialism 30 years after its demise ‘Hütte’ (acronym for ironworks), as the town on the west bank of the Oder is affectionately known by its inhabitants, was built at the beginning of the 50s of the last century as a socialist planned city and is today the largest surface monument in Germany. The construction of Eisenhüttenstadt goes back to a decision of the 3rd Party Congress of the SED in 1950, which provided for the construction of an ironworks and an associated socialist residential town near Fürstenberg on the Oder river. In the same year, the ground was