Spiritual tradition and physical heritage are simultaneously disintegrating in Romania.
Time and modernization are beginning to undermine centuries-old traditions preserved in tiny villages, in communities of only a few houses, as well as the bastions of the communist era’s enforced industrialization, which became part and parcel of Romania’s recent history.
Those living in the 'reservations of forgetting' blend with nature, exhibiting a humility inherited through generations. They are living out their last days in evident equality of closeness to nature. Helped by time's decay, they are diligently pulling down the absurd edifices of the environment that was inflicted on them. In the manner of termites, they carry away small pieces of immense concrete constructions on the rickety carts of poverty.
They pick through reinforced concrete frames of former factory monsters, power stations and furnaces, dismantling monuments of formerly enforced modernization which have corroded into a stage set.
One year ago, I began photographing the scenes of a world irreversibly decaying, the transformation of a Balkan country surviving the region’s hardest dictatorship. In essence, I am recording two intertwined stories: the physical environment after the fall, and the resilience of humanity struggling to persevere.
— Tamas Dezso
wondered what it would feel like to be naked in the big city. So she embarked on a project of self-portraits in some unlikely public places.
The world-wide recession has brought with it record-high gold prices—which has set off a modern-day gold-rush in Ghana that means riches for few and uncertain futures for most everyone else.
The backdrop of growing up between two cultures, two countries, two different realities informs this photographer's passionate efforts to use her camera to find her identity and place in the world.
This book presents a journey through the history of the photobook in Spain—offering new views on everything from the Spanish Civil War to the London punk scene. One of our favorite catalogues for 2014.