Far - Near - Jens Olof Lasthein


A road trip exploring Europe and Europeans from a different perspective – diagonally from the center to the periphery. It is a story told in 96 panoramic photographs.

"I grew up in a westerly wind. It swept in from the sea, scouring the flat landscape where I lived. Any solitary, unprotected trees grew sideways, bowed down in an unequal battle against the relentless wind. It was as far from the capital as you could get, a land on the edge of Europe. My home dialect was never one you heard on the television, and it always met with indulgent smiles from people in the big city. If they understood what we were saying in the first place.

For this book, I travelled to the farthest-flung corners of Europe, as far from the centre as I could get—Iceland in the northwest, the northern Ural Mountains in the northeast, the Caucasus in the southeast, Portugal in the southwest—and I was amazed there, and felt at home. " - Jens Olof Lasthein

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“Far Near” is a visual roadtrip to the far geographical corners of...
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2022Uitgever: Diep Publishing208 paginasTaal: EngelsISBN-10: 9152736679ISBN-13: 9789152736678