Book design for the photographer Axel Grünewald and Kerber Verlag.
The special feature of the book, apart from the photography, is the horizontally split half-linen cover. Above a linen below a print of the sea.
Axel Grünewald (*1954) looks at the edges of the present. For more than five years he has travelled repeatedly to the coastal regions of Morocco and southern Spain, to the continental border between Europe and Africa. His photographs show the sea, barren landscapes and people on both sides of the Strait of Gibraltar. However, Grünewald does not name a concrete place. His pictures belong neither to one side nor to the other. They are both sensitive and oppressive images of the invisible and seemingly insurmountable space that separates North and South and in which people ’strand‘ defenceless with all their hopes for a better life in the unknown. Axel Grünewald looks to where Europe is turning away. (Text: Kerber Verlag)