Andrew Querner is a photographer based in Canmore, Alberta. About his series ‘The Bread With Honey’ he writes:
In former times, the Stan Terg mine located in Trepca, Kosovo was the jewel of a giant Yugoslavian mining conglomerate. Two thousand miners supplied factories and smelters throughout what is now independent Kosovo with lead, zinc, and gold, among many other metals. Power struggles in the 1990s which resulted in the break-up of Yugoslavia and culminated in Kosovo’s civil war of 1999, crippled the mining operation. Since the end of the war Stan Terg has little more than survived, the victim of fallout from tensions between Kosovo’s Serbian and Albanian population, political tensions between Kosovo and Serbia, and post-independence growing pains.
When planning for this exhibition, Come Together (opening tomorrow at FotoWeekDC), co-curator Amanda Gorence and I knew it would be showing at a time when the nation would be divided: half of us breathing a sigh of relief in reaction to the election results, with the other half wanting to leave the country. [Click on images to bring them up at a larger size.]