Shortlist; Between Two Shores by Tadas Kazakevicius
The Curonian Spit is a curved sand dune that stretches 98 km, separating the Baltic Sea from the Curonian Lagoon. The southern section of the Spit lies in Russia, while the northern part sits in Lithuania. At certain points this peninsula measures just 0.4 km wide, meaning that if you stand in the middle you are never too far from either shore.
There is a palpable sense of energy here. Perhaps it’s no coincidence that if you share the land out evenly between all of the people who live in the area the final result is very close to the Golden Ratio.
You have to experience the space here, to feel it, it’s impossible to get a true sense with your eyes alone. You need to hear the whispering of the ancient forests, and the wailing of girls beside an old Griekinė linden tree. You need to experience both the anxiety and the inner peace here. On the Curonian Spit you can meet the sun on one shore and bid her farewell on another.