Jasper Bastian (b. 1989) is a German-American documentary photographer. He holds a BA in photography from the 'University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Dortmund' and studied photojournalism at the ‘Danish School of Media and Journalism’. The focus of his current projects, as seen in ‘Across the River’ (2013) and ‘A Road Not Taken’ (2015-2016), is on the divisional effects of boundaries and their influence on the concepts of nationality and community. Bastian was a finalist of the 'Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award' (2014). He was also selected as
one of the winners of the '30 under 30' competition by Magnum Photos (2015) and the 'PDN Photo Annual' (2016). His work has been exhibited internationally throughout Germany, France, UK, Italy, Finland, Serbia and Georgia.
Nava is publishing photographs from Bastian's series A Road Not Taken. This series covers Bastian's time in Dieveniškės, the Lithuania panhandle surrounded by Belorussian territory. His exploration of the land and people is thoughtful and fascinating.
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