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by Wolfgang Bellwinkel
Wolfgang Bellwinkel’s book No Land called Home investigates something that might be described as a state of mind: the longing for otherness, for strangeness, and the restlessness of someone who seeks exceptional experiences, and perhaps knowledge, in faraway climes.Bellwinkel builds a collage combining photographs from the last 18 years with his own short stories, which function as autonomous companions of the photographic material.Photographs taken in Asia come together with images of war and post-war scenes in Afghanistan, the Middle East and the Balkans to somehow form a coherent whole. Private shots are interwoven with documentary images, world events with biographical interludes. The book demonstrates a deep commitment to a biographical oriented photography, which its author places in the context of events taking place in a constantly changing, globalized world.