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"The Abyss That Was Once Home" Exhibition in Germany (by Jordis Schloesser) Photos for the Press 

"The Abyss That Was Once Home" Exhibition in Germany (by Jordis Schloesser) Photos for the Press 

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09/14/2020 
For the next 20 years, the RWE Group plans to continue dredging in the Rhenish lignite mining area of Doerfer, resettle people against their will and devastate entire areas of land. A disaster - for the climate, nature and people in the threatened villages of Keyenberg, Kuckum, Ober- und Unterwestrich and Berverath. But the resistance is growing.

The photographer Jordis A. Schloesser knows the Rhenish brown coal area since her childhood. She returned again and again to the mines, power stations and villages in the region. By juxtaposing pictures from 2002 and 2019, she draws attention to the people who are losing their homes due to the expansion of the open-cast mine and to the growing resistance to the energy company RWE.

In cooperation with Greenpeace Germany, the touring exhibition "The Abyss That Was Once Home" stops in over 20 German cities. 
In original language: 
Pressefotos zur Greenpeace Ausstellung von Jordis Schloesser 
20 weitere Jahre will der RWE-Konzern im Rheinischen Braunkohlerevier Doerfer abbaggern, Menschen gegen ihren Willen umsiedeln und ganze Landstriche verwuesten. Eine Katastrophe - fuer Klima, Natur und die Menschen in den bedrohten Ortschaften Keyenberg, Kuckum, Ober- und Unterwestrich und Berverath. Doch der Widerstand waechst.

Die Fotografin Jordis A. Schloesser kennt das rheinische Braunkohlerevier seit ihrer Kindheit. Immer wieder kehrte sie zurueck an die Gruben, Kraftwerke und Doerfer in der Region. Indem sie Bildern aus den Jahren 2002 und 2019 gegenueber stellt, lenkt sie den Blick auf die Menschen, die durch die Ausdehnung des Tagebaus ihre Heimat verlieren und auf den zunehmenden Widerstand gegen den Energiekonzern RWE.

In Kooperation mit Greenpeace macht die Wanderausstellung “Der Abgrund, der mal Heimat war” in über 20 deutschen Städten halt. 
"The Abyss That Was Once Home" - Photo Exhibition in Germany
01 May, 2019 
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"The Abyss That Was Once Home" - Photo Exhibition in Germany
01 April, 2019 
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"The Abyss That Was Once Home" - Photo Exhibition in Germany
01 August, 2002 
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"The Abyss That Was Once Home" - Photo Exhibition in Germany
01 August, 2002 
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