Keine Nachsaison im Kurort
The health resort Friedrichroda is a place in rural Thuringia that's always been dependent on tourism. A former centre of prestigious hotel projects of the German Federal Republic's national travel agency, the FDGB, the impact of decreasing numbers of holiday makers is apparent in the town's empty streets and declining infrastructure. The population is shrinking, young people leave the area for lack of perspective and employment opportunities. Through a combination of archival material and new images this work attempts to visualise the slow change and the lingering echoes of the soviet legacy that still casts its shadow over the eastern regions of Germany as well as pondering my connection to a place and a time that have formed me personally.
Chris Athanasiou • Alexander Fell • Anna Hammer • Sam Hardwick • Amy Kerridge • Mary Perez • Daniel Winslade • Anna Ziko •