Brian Rose

 

Contemporary Photographers

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Brian Rose is an architecturial photographer. His project The Lost Border shows sights that I remember very well from growing up. Every summer, my parents, my brother and I went on family vacation, and for a long time we went to a region that was very close to what East Germany used to call its “anti-fascist security fence”. When, at the age of 7 or 8, I saw the thing for the first time I had the feeling I had finally got a glimpse of utter darkness for the very first time. I remember that I was amazed that people could build something like that and even justify its existence following their own convoluted logic.

I never thought I’d see another wall being built (note how even though it’s called a “fence” it’s actually a wall) and, this time, we are supposed to endorse it.