Human Territoriality by Roger Eberhard
In Human Territoriality, Swiss photographer Roger Eberhard (born 1984)–based in Berlin and Zurich–documents former borderlands, both recent and ancient, in 51 countries. In-depth captions accompany the images.
Borders are a means of separation. They separate two sides, defining a here and a there. But they also delineate what lies within the boundaries, instilling a sense of safety and security.
Although they implicitly stake a claim to permanence, nothing is as changeable as boundary lines. So it is ironic that people and entire nations should develop so much pride and protectionism on the basis of existing borders, while knowing full well that these are artificial constructs that are constantly changing and sometimes disappearing altogether.