Shortlist, Borderlines. Personalities. Disorder by Edward Kaprov
"In 1902, Theodor Herzl - the founder of Zionism - penned the utopian novel Altneuland (The Old New Land), which has become the complicated reality of the Jewish state today. So little time has passed since he set out his utopian vision, and yet the gap between concept and reality is vast. With Borderlines. Personalities. Disorder I explore ideas around place, people and time. I juxtapose past and present by using a photographic technique that dates back to the early years of photography (wet collodion) - this requires me to head out with a massive camera, a tent and several flasks of chemicals. I want to deliberately confuse my audience, to make them take a closer look and come to realise that these seemingly old photographs were actually taken very recently. I want to encourage them to consider how our present day might be viewed several generations into the future. For me, this is Herzl’s Altneuland, communicated via photographic means."