A Road Not Taken
2016 - Jury
Before the fall of the USSR, borders between Belarus and Lithuania had no real existence. People freely crossed into neighbouring territories and often married on either side of the line. Social life was particularly strong, creating a common identity. The creation of European borders has divided cities and torn families. Bastian Jasper portrays a society torn between the past and the present. His photographs are a documentary, tinged by aesthetic research.
About the artist
Jasper Bastian is a German-American photographer born in 1989. He studied photography in Dortmund, Germany and in Aarhus, Denmark. His recent projects, focus on the divisional effects of boundaries and their influences on concepts of nationality and personal identity.