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“Unusual Glance at Estonia”

Foreground right: Susanne Jung. — Photo by Anika Meyer, Saarbruecker Zeitung.

Not all of you perhaps may know that there is a small state in Germany, just at the border to France, south of Luxembourg, which is called “Saarland” – Land of the Saar, with reference to the river Saar which runs through this little province.

“Saarbruecker Zeitung”, the main daily, published an article about members of the photo club in Freisen, Saarland, who are exhibiting impressions of their last trip to the Baltic states.

The article however shows only one photo of the exhibition. I may try to find more.

The article mentions pictures of “fairylike little castles, churches all over dressed in gold, rustic estates. Also landscapes: forests, coats, and moors.” … “A kind of drugstore street kiosk full with colourful products up to the very last square centimetre.”

“Great interest among the quite numerous Vernissage visitors the photos of Susanne Jung aroused: Setu-women. Strong dancers of the Setu clan in their traditionallal embroidered tunics and with weighty neck jewelery which crosses the chest. By help of digital processing Jung has set the photos up against a dark background with light on the scene and overlaid with structures so that the impression of a painting is created. “Their pride has impressed me! And their faces. Nothing styled, nothing artificial.” …