Mingard, Yann – East of a New Eden: European External Borders: A Documentary



Tekst: Alban Kakulya e.a.

Uitvoering: Gebonden 

Aantal pagina’s: 216

Illustraties: Kleur en zwart-wit

Uitgever: Lars Muller Publishers, 2010

Taal: Engels/Frans

Staat: Uitstekend

Europe’s new eastern borders stretch from the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea: 1,600 heavily guarded kilometres between former ‘fraternal countries’. The photographers Yann Mingard and Alban Kakulya spent a long time on the road; one of them travelled down from the North and the other up from the South in an effort to document the places and landscapes that mark the end of the Western world. On their journey they photographed the landscape as well as the border posts with their soldiers and their refugees seized at the frontier, and documented a reality defined in faraway Strasbourg, Brussels, and elsewhere. Explanatory maps and satellite images are juxtaposed in this book with the striking photographs. Articles by political scientists, security experts, sociologists, human rights specialists, and philosophers, as well as literary texts round out this photographic survey of the EU’s Eastern European external borders.