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
Water covers over 70% of our planet—but in the coming century, it will become one of our most precious (and contentious) resources. To celebrate the centrality of water in our lives, we have assembled this group of diverse, inspiring photographic projects which examine the endless uses and forms that water takes in the surrounding world.
Now Open in Vienna—"Seen on Earth"!
While visually pleasing, these collages of debris collected on Hong Kong beaches—sometimes within a single day—call attention to the severe pollution that is poisoning our world's oceans.
A quarter century after the fall of the Soviet Union, the Empire's shadow continues to be felt across Europe and Asia—five photographers offer their views on this continually relevant topic.
’s award-winning photobook about a murder in Naples, Italy is a visual rumination about adolescence, choices and chances in a land of Camorra (the name of the Mafia in Naples).