Project Detail: Anecdotes from an unfamiliar Land

Contest:

Reportage and Documentary



Brand:

LuganoPhotoDays



Author:

Arne Piepke

Status:
Selected

 

Project Info

Anecdotes from an unfamiliar Land

A journey through rural areas of Germany in search for a unusual, alternative and tragicomic view on my homecountry.

The photo-essay „Anecdotes from an unfamiliar land“ is a journey through rural areas of Germany, in search for an unusual, alternative and tragicomic view on my home country.
How do we interpret our history? How do we identify with it? What speaks for or against the idea of a collective identity?
I want to rediscover this country, examine the unnoticed and the over-seen, let myself be surprised—to find my own Germany. I look for occasions where people escape from their everyday life, identify with traditions and history and thus take on roles, dress up or stage themselves. Mo-ments that we, as outsiders to these communities, hardly notice, are lined up to form a tragicomic narrative of Germany. The provocative question remains: What does it mean to be „German“?

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