Ursula Schulz-Dornburg’s The Land in Between presents the complex bond between landscape and human civilisation, exploring the construction of power though the built environment and its inevitable impermanence. By looking back at areas of past historical or political importance her images highlight how conflict, destruction, time and decay transforms the landscape. Many of Schulz-Dornburg’s projects derive from a relatively confined geographic location, encompassing ancient civilisations alongside areas of modern strategic importance. Historically referred to as both a gateway and a cross roads, or the ‘land in-between’, the area was often defined not by its content but by what lies on either side, between Europe and Asia, east and west, old and new. Over a thirty-year period, Schulz-Dornburg travelled to this region, visiting Armenia, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and most recently, Syria to photograph the ancient city of Palmyra. Her images are now some of the last visual documentation of the area prior to its destruction. Published by MACK (London).
254 pages, 28 x 21 cm, soft cover, MACK (London).