Fulfilling a long-held dream to discover the lands of her ancestors, Inge Morath travelled to the borderlands of Styria and Slovenia in 2001, camera in hand. This lovely mountainous region, once part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, had become the faultline between two conflicting ideologies after World War II and until 1991, when attempts at rapprochement led to tragedy in the Balkans. Morath tried to capture not only the way of life in this divided land, but also to promote reconciliation between two war-torn peoples who share more than just a border. The nearly 300 photographs in this volume depict images of joy and sorrow, youth and age, bucolic splendour and numbing ugliness. Poignant, nostalgic, often comical and always humane, these photographs depict countless examples of the paradoxes and challenges of life in a world marked by war and poverty.

 

Hardbound

Pages: 232

Size: 11 1/4 x 9 3/4 inches

Publisher: Prestel 

Publication Date: February 2003

 

Available from the gallery for $50