In God´s Country

PhotographerFrank Schoepgens
PrizeGold in Book (series Only) / Documentary
Entry Description

The series was shot in 2014 in Nueva Durango, which is a Mennonite colony in Paraguay. The colony has about 2000 habitants and make it´s living mostly of agriculture. Worldwide there are a lot of Mennonite colonies, some with a very traditional way of life even waiving electricity others are as modern as the western world. The very religious society of Nueva Durango, which has it´s origin in the northern part of Germany and the Netherlands finds itself in-between tradition and progress.