From my series „Converge“ about the landscapes and the people living on the German-Poland border. In this project I explored the shores of the river Oder and its past marked by war, nationalism and ethnic cleansing. The traces of the historical events remain present on the landscape and in the collective consciousness of the people inhabiting the area.
Sandy Row, Belfast, NI.
Prior to the eleventh night in Northern Ireland when the Loyalist communities ignite the bonfires, there is a certain strategy in place in each loyalist area to safeguard and protect the pallets. The fear is that other rival loyalists groups and or nationalists may come and steal the pallets or burn them prematurely. To counter this, a hut, such as this is built for the local teenagers to keep watch over and defend their territory 24/7 until the bonfire is officially lit. There is always at least one person present at all times.