Richard Ansett

Der Hotchstfen, Berchtesgaden, Bavaria © Richard Ansett

Begira Photo Festival 26 October to 18 November

“People are bound to the concept of heimat by their childhood, language and earliest experiences; it is an ‘acquired affinity to the landscape.’ Heimat can be regarded as association of identity to stereotypical notions of antecedence, community and tradition. It is a powerful instrument of self assurance and orientation relative to a perceived notion of an alienating world.” – Blickle, Peter (2004) Heimat: A Critical Theory Of The German Idea Of Homeland