Silver Lining (2016)
Daugavpils, the second largest city of Latvia, has a history dating back to the 13th century. In the 1800s a large fort was built close to the river at the city boundary to host Napoleon (who ultimately never arrived). One century later and for many years forth it was occupied by the Soviet regime. Thus, Daugavpils has for years managed to attain a strong defense and sense of self-preservation.

When I visited the city in april 2016 I was curious to see what marked its edges now. I followed the city border of Daugavpils as it was shown on the map. How – if at all – does the concept of a dividing line translate to the physical landscape?

This project was made and exhibited during the first international photography symposium, held at the Mark Rothko Art Center in Daugavpils.