In the work “Burgbergstrasse” Wolfram Hahn deals with the history of the buildings and inhabitants of Burgbergstrasse in Crailsheim. The road passes through a former air base built for the Wehrmacht in 1936. Since then, the area has been used for various military and civilian purposes: the US Armed Forces built barracks, which served as their base until 1994, and the German Federal Armed Forces set up an equipment depot. Shortly after the war, a camp for displaced persons was set up and there is still refugee accommodation and affordable housing for people in need to this day.
Created between 2017—19, Wolfram Hahn's series points to the continuities of these uses by combining his own photographs with other people’s private images from family albums and archives, as well as historical material such as maps and newspaper articles.
Format: 20 × 15.3 cm
Text: Folker Förtsch
Vexer Verlag St. Gallen/Berlin
Radio StHörfunk: Deutsche Geschichte komprimiert auf einer Straße.
Hohenloher Tagblatt: Für ein friedliches Miteinander.
Conscientious Photography Magazine: Burgbergstrasse.
Hohenloher Tagblatt: Menschen am Ort ständiger Veränderung.
taz: Heimat auf Zeit.
Südwest Presse: Fotograf rückt Rand in den Fokus.