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From the artist:
The ‘No Man’s Land’, a collaborative art-photography project, tells the stories of men who have found themselves in limbo or in transitory situations, due to political, social or economic reasons. Their stories reflect contemporary global issues such as political persecution, the refugee crisis, racial discrimination, the rights of queers and transgender persons, and homelessness. The persons in the various series of the No Mans Land project are friends, people I have encountered in my travels, though social media or social circles. All took an active part in the plannings of the photoshoots. While reflecting their personal stories, the chosen scenes also carry a wider symbolism. Each series in the project is meant to be exhibited with a short story (either text or audio) by or about the participants. The work on the project began in 2015. Currently, 12 persons participated in the No Man's Land project, and the end of 2019 will add several more. The siled show here shows only a small part of the project. I am looking to publish a book and exhibit the entire project in 2020 &2021. This project continues my explorations of socially engaged photography practices which began in my PhD research “The Dead Zone & the Architecture of Transgression”.