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(Espen Eichhöfer / Ostkreuz)

PHOTOS: Life Along the Borders

The recent book On Borders features the work of photographers who captured images of boundaries both literal and metaphorical

On the Front Lines: South Sudan

South Sudan
(Espen Eichhöfer / Ostkreuz)

Photographer Espen Eichhöfer chose to be in South Sudan on July 9, 2011, the day it became an independent state, formally demarcating the line separating it from the north. In this photo, a South Sudanese soldier appears unsure of his place at a rehearsal to welcome African leaders. “I tried to show those moments that are beyond this official picture that the country wants to produce of itself,” Eichhöfer says.

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