The series ‚GERMAN ANGST‘ deals with the remains of the german-german border, which separated germany from 1949-1990. I grew up only few miles beeline of the border strip, even though I was born in 1992 when the separation was already history. Several hundred people got killed during that time along the border. Thats why the border strip was also called -Todeszone- (death zone). Most of the people got killed by trying to flee from the gdr to western germany. The watchtowers you see in the pictures are all 10m high and 4x4m wide. There were up to six heavily armed soldiers 24/7 guarding the border.
I did this series because I grew up with that history and I dont want it to repeat. Borders are nothing more than a tool to prevent equality and justice for all. The world is fucked up and so are the people.
Stand for equality.