Identity - Heimat 2013-2017

Fine Art on Dibond 30  cm x 45  cm

Identity is used as a term “used to characterize people ”.

The focus is on “which features in the self-image of the  individual dignity

or from  Groups are considered essential . "(Wikipedia)

Home is the “country or the place in which one was born and raised

or feels at home by staying at home all the time. "(Duden)  

August Sander showed with the people of the 20th century

a "cross-section through the present day and our German people".  

The work “Identity - Home” aims to depict a cross-section of the residents of North Rhine-Westphalia.

A snapshot of the people who currently live here.  

None of the contributors live in their homeland -

because of need, existential constraints  or because of professional and family situations.

My request  to every person  Bring five personal items on the subject of "Identity - Home".  

I did not make any specifications.

I show internationality as something familiar,

and that our relationship with our homeland connects us all.