Alarmed by the disaster of Fukushima, Germany’s government has proclaimed the “Energiewende,” a radical turnaround in its energy policy. Shifting the focus from fossil and nuclear to renewable energy sources is the biggest restructuring program since Germany’s reunification. In my graduation project, titled KRAFT/FELDER, I started documenting this long-term project which won’t be finished before 2050. I document both the current means of production as well as the transition towards renewable energy sources. I’m equally fascinated by the unfinished and the gigantic. In the heavily interest-driven day-to-day discussion about the policy I did sense a lack of a neutral and sober position –- a position photography is able to occupy like no other medium.
— Caspar Sessler, Bremen, Germany