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Tram Faces | Ino Zeljak
European Solidarity Centre | Kamil P.F.Kowalski
Chris McGrath was walking through Hong Kong when inspiration struck.
The Getty photographer had worked through the night covering the pro-democracy protests. As the sun rose over the city, he happened upon a row of protesters fast asleep on the sidewalk. Some had shaded themselves with umbrellas, which have become an international symbol of the protests. Others had carefully removed their shoes and were lying atop what appeared to be yoga mats. The most exhausted of them looked like they’d simply lain down on the first patch of bare pavement they could find. McGrath was taken by what he saw.
“I had already thought of doing a portrait series of the protesters, but then this seemed more telling,” McGrath says. “So I started treating the concrete barricade as my studio backdrop.”
In Neighbours, Lindqvist returns to the barren Scandinavia that her grandmother would have known: rural and sparsely populated, where signs of humanity are few, and the ones that do exist are in the process of being swallowed by the elements due to neglect.
"I started the series after I tried living for around six months in the small town where my mother grew up," Lindvist tells me. "The area has seen a big outflux of people who have moved away to live in towns and cities over the years. Their homes are often left empty, because there’s no property demand in these areas."
Lungoilmare Di Ostia | Daniele Cametti Aspri