Turn of the times. The fishermen from Holm in Schleswig on the Schlei. Photographs by Holger Rüdel

The Schlei, this 40-kilometer-long arm of the Baltic Sea, is a unique, particularly valuable ecosystem. At the very western end of the Schlei lies Holm, the traditional district of Schleswig.

Already in the Middle Ages, Holm was a fishing quarter. A good 120 fishermen still lived here around 1900 - now there are only five active ones. In a few years, there may no longer be any active professional fishermen in Schleswig and on the Schlei.

Against this background, Holger Rüdel has created a unique photo reportage on the last fishermen of Holm. He got closer to the fishermen than any other photographer before him - on water, on land and from the air. In the course of the reportage, well over 10,000 photographs were taken - and 85 of the best are united in this exhibition.

After its initial presentation in Kiel, the exhibition will be on display at the Stadtmuseum Schleswig from July 1, 2021.

The patron of the project is Jan Philipp Albrecht, the Minister of the Environment and Fisheries of the state of Schleswig-Holstein.

The project "Zeitenwende" was funded by the European Union and the state of Schleswig-Holstein as part of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) and the state program Fisheries and Aquaculture.

 

till 18. June 2021

Sparkassenstiftung Schleswig-Holstein | Faluner Weg 6 | 24109 Kiel

On his website, the author reports in several articles about the development of the project "Zeitenwende"

Matthias Nanz bei Sonnenaufgang im Mai auf der Fahrt zu seinen Reusen in der Großen Breite der Schlei. Matthias Nanz ist einer der letzten Berufsfischer an der Schlei. Die Fischerei war früher prägend für den Schleswiger Stadtteil Holm, in dem Matthias Nanz lebt.

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