13 May 2012

David Galjaard - Concresco

Title: Concresco
Photographer: David Galjaard
Text: Slavenka Drakulic & Jaap Scholten
Design: Katie McGonigal
Book, 168 pp
213 x 340 mm
Offset printing
Edition: 750 (including 78 special editions)
Price: € 45 plus shipping

"Out of fear for a foreign attack, the Albanian Stalinist leader Enver Hoxha built approximately 750.000 visible bunkers during his reign (1945-1985). Today, their massive presence seems to impress mainly foreigners. The Albanians prefer to look to the future, instead of the past. Even though a possible accession to the EU might take another ten years, the population of Albania feel they are ready for it. Within this documentary, the bunkers serve as a guide to illustrate the development of a European country that was the last to step away from communism and started the difficult journey to become part of the capitalistic West."

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