mishka henner: no man's land
aug 06, 2011
mishka henner: no man's land


‘no man’s land’ by mishka henner
(above) M-206, san fernando de henares, spain
image © mishka henner

‘no man’s land’ by belgium-born, manchester-based photographer and artist mishka henner
is a collection of google street view images that capture what appear to be women soliciting sex
in the outskirts of large european cities. exploring ‘the margins of urban and rural environments’,
the locations of the google street coordinates have been sourced from the online forums where
men share local knowledge on the whereabouts of sex workers. 

often showing a sole figure in front of a desolate setting, the images provoke a sense of surrealism
through the subject’s unnatural presence in the landscape. some are seen to have constructed
temporary shelters with a parasol or table, while others are captured to be seemingly emerging out
of the woods. raw and exposing, the series provides a voyeuristic look at a discrete and
underground practice.


carretera de gandia, oliva, valencia, spain
image © mishka henner


contrada vallecupa, colonnella, abruzzi, italy
image © mishka henner


strada provinciale binasco melegnano, carpiano, lombardy, italy
image © mishka henner


N-332, olivia, valencia, spain
image © mishka henner


SP90, rivolta d’adda cremona, italy
image © mishka henner


1052 via portuense, rome, italy
image © mishka henner


via dell’acqua vergine, rome, italy
image © mishka henner


strada statale 412, carpiano milan, italy
image © mishka henner


12 via rigosa, bologna, emilia-romagna, italy
image © mishka henner

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