The Balkans

2016 – 2018

Journeys through Balkans. Mountain hamlets, urban outskirts, and remote places where the average age of people is about 50 years. Life flows slowly in a strong contrast with fast western cities. It´s a paradise at first sight, but these people are often marked by a spiral of ethnic violence. The feeling of loss, alienation, and injustice are often associated with dreams of “old good times”. They remember their loved ones and times of prosperity during the former Yugoslavia. Some people are stacked in pre-war Tito nostalgia, others in militant nationalism. In many ways, the Balkans remain strangely frozen in the past.