Johannes Backes


Contemporary German Photography


Johannes Backes’ style reminds me of the Düsseldorf School photographers. His projects/topics are very interesting. Most of them have English descriptions to give you an idea what you’re looking at. Unfortunately, one doesn’t and that’s the one I like the most. Bundesstrasse Nr. 1 follows what the Nazis called “Reichsstrasse Nr. 1” - a motorway (note: it’s actually not an autobahn) which originates in Aachen, cuts through Berlin, and ends in what used to be East Prussian Königsberg.