Yana Wernicke

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Zenkeri

in collaboration with Jonas Feige

Zenkeri is a project about German botanist and gardener Georg August Zenker who was one of the most prominent and ambivalent figures in the period of German colonialism.

He lived, worked and died in Bipindi, a small patch of land in the Cameroonian jungle. There, he built a colonial style villa and achieved great success as a botanist and zoologist. His ruinous villa is now home to his descendants for whom their German heritage has become both a blessing and a curse. We aim to illustrate how the small chapter of German colonialism in Cameroon still influences and coins identities today.

More images coming soon.