Printed Matter

Realitatea — about Moldova
Andrea Diefenbach

Andrea Diefenbach’s images from the rural regions of the Republic of Moldova take viewers on a journey through time to a place that has been in the throes of an identity crisis since it gained independence thirty years ago.

Publication Realitatea — about Moldova
Artists Andrea Diefenbach
Texts Interview by Andrea Diefenbach with PawelBraila,OvidioTichindeleanu, Olga Ghilca, Nora Dorogan and Text by Martin Sieg and Andrei Avram
Graphic design Hannah Feldmeier, Leipzig
Publisher Hartmann Books
Dimensions 21,5 × 29 cm
Pages 164 pages
ISBN 978-3-96070-085-2
Available here

This visual survey is her second book about a country torn between the EU and Russia, between stagnation and progress, and between corruption and the rule of law. Her calm, often whimsical photographs show great empathy for the country and its people’s way of living.

The tranquility of the images mirrors the tempo of day-to-day Moldovan life, which oscillates between upheaval and stagnation. Realitatea not only gathers photographic vignettes from a country in a state of limbo, but also contextualizes them within the political events of the past ten years through facsimiles of Moldovan newspapers and analytical texts.

Andrea Diefenbach (*1974) works for magazines and organizations in Germany and abroad. She is teaching photography at the Hfk Bremen. Realitatea is her third book.

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