Hoyerswerda: The Shrinking City
By: Stefan Boness (photographer)Paperback
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The East German town of Hoyerswerda, with its ten huge complexes of prefabricated slab-construction housing, was once the GDR's showcase metropolis, exemplifying the socialist model of a modern, progressive city. In today's Germany Hoyerswerda has become a symbol of radical social and urban-developmental changes. Once the GDR town with the largest number of children, who decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall Hoyerswerda has becomeis the fastest-shrinking city in Germany. As a result, the city has experienced fundamental alterations and de-urbanisation. The photographs by Stefan Boness provide not only an intimate portrait of this post-socialist urban landscape. They also serve as a symbol for the radical social transformations at the beginning oft he twenty-first century that can be observed across many regions of Europe and the United States of America.
Stefan Boness is a photojournalist based in Berlin and Manchester. His photos have received several awards including a World Press Photo Award. His work is being published in quality magazines and newspapers throughout the world. In his long-term documentary projects in the tradition of conceptual "Landscape-Photography" he captures the reality of a designated place in the present in the context of its underlying historical dimensions.
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