After I finished my
photobook Man-made Coast on the Dutch North Sea coast I started a new project in which again I follow a coastline, that of The Black Sea.
This large geographical area has always been a junction between Europe and Asia.
From the bustling bazaars in Trabzon to the Russian marineport of Sevastopol, and from Sochi's mondain casino's and olympic facilities to the pristine waterworld of Rumania's Danube delta.
History is often not yet past here. It is still in the
stones, nature and in the minds of many people. It is an area where it pinches: geo-political, religious, regarding minorities and frictions of past and present.
Autumn 2018 I started my slow journey along its more than 4,500 kilometers of coastline in Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Georgia, Abkhazia, Russia, Ukraine, including the Crimea peninsula. Because of the Covid pandemic I had to interrupt my travels for more than one and a half year. In june 2021 I could continue with a trip to the coast of Romania.
I hope that I can present my book by the end of 2022, if covid permits
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