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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 …
Keywords: Berlin Wall, border, borderline, Brenda Turnnidge, Brexit, buffer zone, cultures, Cyprus, green line, Nicosia, no-man's land, world without borders
A unique collection of photos, Brenda. Brilliant! Waiting for them to be exhibited..
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