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Polish photographer Josef Shulz traveled across Europe to document abandoned military checkpoints and border stations. In the past, national borders were divisive by character. That all began to change in June 1985, when the continent’s countries began signing up to the Schengen agreement — a deal that lifted frontier controls between cooperating neighbors. Polish photographer spent 3 years (from 2005 to 2008) criss-crossing the continent to capture these abandoned checkpoints on camera for a project he calls “Übergang” (Crossing).

Josef Schulz is a talented photographer and lecturer, who was born in 1966 in Bischofsburg, Poland and currently based in Düsseldorf, Germany.