From a Changed North

2010 - 2012

It was a coldish, windy day in late 2010. I walked through dark forests behind my mother's house, along some lonely pathways, through the settlement, until I got to a crossroads in the village of Bochum-Langendreer. There I stood - a handful of cars rode by, the wind whistled through the trees above, an old placard advertised a circus long gone, leaves were blowing across the street. It was quiet in the village. After a while, a teenage boy came by. He stopped, half glancing at my camera. ”What are you photographing?" "Langendreer", I replied. "But why? There's nothing here".

From A Changed North documents the changing face of Germany's formerly industrial Ruhr area - my place of birth and home. Despite the country being one of the world’s giants of wealth, this area is writing itself a new chapter.

Now, everything and everyone seem to be waiting for something.

Katrin Koenning
 
Katrin Koenning
 
Katrin Koenning
 
Katrin Koenning
 
Katrin Koenning
 
Katrin Koenning
 
Katrin Koenning
 
Katrin Koenning
 
Katrin Koenning
 
Katrin Koenning
 
Katrin Koenning
 
Katrin Koenning
 
Katrin Koenning
 
Katrin Koenning