Anne Lass

Schwinden is a photographic collection of dissolving places caused by climate change and human construction. Coastal erosion has dramatic effects on living space and human activity and is mostly caused through the intensive construction of the coastal line and the use of sand for building purpose. The work demonstrates the limits of our belief in the “manageability” of our natural surroundings. Furthermore it reflects on the nature of photography itself, since each picture contains a moment captured and simultaneously lost forever. Schwinden is an ongoing project begun in 2009.

— Anne Lass, Berlin, Germany