Haunting Photos of a Crumbling Post-Communist World

Photographer Tamas Dezso has been documenting the disintegrating communist infrastructure left behind in Romania after the Red Giant fell.

Photographer Tamas Dezso has since 2011 been documenting the disintegrating communist infrastructure left behind in Romania after the Red Giant fell, and the nearby villages still struggling to adapt.

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he was first commissioned for photojournalism in Romania by American and German magazines. But years of similar work felt too constricting, so in 2008 he began pursuing independent works to better express more complex ideas. For this project, and for the past four years, he has used Phase One cameras and various Schneider Kreuznach lenses.

Tamas Dezso – Here, Anywhere

Tamad Dezso Here, Anywhere The map of Hungary is speckled with capsules of time. During the political transformation twenty years ago, as the country experienced change, some places were simply for…

The map of Hungary is speckled with capsules of time. During the political transformation twenty years ago, as the country experienced change, some places were simply forgotten… Streets, blocks of flats, vacant sites and whole districts became little self-defined enclosures, in which today a certain out-dated, awkward, longed-to-be-forgotten Eastern European feeling still lingers

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In a statement by Tamas Dezso about his work, he writes,“The map of Hungary is speckled with capsules of time. During the political transformation twenty years ago, as the country experienced change it simply forgot about certain places – streets, blocks of flats, vacant sites and whole districts became self-defined enclosures, where today a certain out-dated, awkward, longed-to-be-forgotten Eastern Europeanness still lingers.