This is the teaser image of my new, small gallery "Batticaloa Fences"
Batticaloa is a town on the east coast of Sri Lanka, that was severely hit by the tsunami of 2004, when approx. 2600 inhabitants lost their lives. The civil war in Sri Lanka had above all contributed over almost 30 years to keep this Tamil part of the country poor. I had visited this place already before the tsunami and was happy to come back many times, in charge of rebuilding and technology transfer projects. All those visits I used also for photography. The collection of fences forms a small but thematically consistent part of my photographic yield.
The fences in Sri Lanka have not only the function to protect the property, but are enhance with blinds approx. at eye level, to give the inhabitants some more privacy. For these blinds different materials are used.
Enjoy - Markus