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Text by Martin Barnes
128 pages
240 x 300 mm
ISBN 9783902675828


Photographic artists Nicole Blaffert and Franz Wamhof lived at the JHQ over a period of two months, photographing the architecture, landscape and people.

JHQ is short for Joint Headquarters and designates the merger of various military general staffs of NATO and the British armed forces in Germany. The complex located near Mönchengladbach very much resembles a small town with a complete infrastructure and was built between 1952 and 1954; it is scheduled to close down in late 2013.

This is a photographic book with a personal documentary-like view of the dissolution of a relic from the Cold War.

About the Artists
Nicole Blaffert *1973 in the Black Forest, Germany, studied media art at the State Academy of Design (HfG) Karlsruhe, Germany.

Franz Wamhof *1963 in Osnabrück, Germany, studied fine arts, history of art and media science at the University of Osnabrück, Germany, and media art at the State Academy of Design (HfG) Karlsruhe, Germany.

Both live in Karlsruhe.

About the Publisher
FOTOHOF edition has been publishing books and catalogues by Austrian and international photographers since its foundation in 1981. Over 200 mainly monographic titles have been published so far, generating a publishing house with international distribution channels.

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