A year along the banks
Over two days, more than roughly twice the amount of rainfall expected for the entire month fell in parts of western Germany. Major rivers burst their banks and sweep away entire villages, over 180 people lost their lives, a thousand others lost their homes. A year along the banks documents the destruction, pain and hard work of rebuilding in the disaster zone. Thanks to long-term contacts with local residents, a narrative in images emerges, ranging from snapshots taken during the disaster to the first moments of renewed conviviality.
artists Arne PIEPKE, Aliona KARDASH, Fabian RITTER, Ingmar Björn NOLTING, Maximilian MANN
partners Nikon Germany, WhiteWall