Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Wish you were here?

A postcard almost invariably shows a place at its absolute best, with the reality rarely matching up to its idealised image. That was the inspiration behind Pablo Iglesias Maurer's series Abandoned States, for which he juxtaposed 1960s postcard shots of popular holiday resorts (some of which looked touched up) with photos of the disused, decaying buildings now. The results underscore the destructive passage of time but also the faded dreams of the optimistic post-war period.

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