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Borderline

November 10, 2019  •  1 Comment

Nicosia, October 2019

Finding myself in a kind of no-man’s land has always intrigued me since I lived in Hat Yai in Thailand’s deep south in the 1980’s. 

There had already been a history of unrest in Thailand’s southern provinces but that did not preoccupy me; I was in my 20’s and confident that I personally wouldn’t come face-to-face with a terrorist. In those days, to travel south to Malaysia overland, I’d take a local bus to the Danok border and cross overland on foot to the Malaysian border at Bukit Kayu Hitam… such strange eeriness travelling through a kind of no-man’s land, between cultures, often on my own.

Fast forward, I’ve since travelled widely and contemplated borders & the conflict that accompanies them in Korea, Palestine and more recently along the Nicosia green line. As more walls go up worldwide, as the UK prepares for Brexit, I can’t help wondering what a world without borders would look like.

Here's a small selection of photographs from my recent reportage at the Cyprus green-line, 30 years since the Berlin Wall came down … 

 

Stoa Tarsi borderStoa Tarsi border Buffer zone, watchtower, Arab AhmetBuffer zone, watchtower, Arab Ahmet Buffer zone & watcht§owerBuffer zone & watcht§ower

 

 


Comments

HENDRIE Susan(non-registered)
A unique collection of photos, Brenda. Brilliant! Waiting for them to be exhibited..
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