Home Less By Nelson Garrido

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There’s light and darkness in Nelson Garrido’s Home Less series, as well as poetry and reflection. Taken over the course of four years, the photographs present a reality experienced by many countries after the financial crisis hit. In this series, Portugal’s concrete and brick ghosts are beautifully documented yet put in a different context. Left abandoned, the remnants of residential buildings and homes rise from the earth and are slowly overtaken by nature. A light appears in every image, representing a simulacrum of a human presence but also a lost future. It’s a powerful contrast between what is and what should have been. The two worlds are thus connected in a moment in time and captured by the photographer. More than just architectural images, these photographs have a deeper conceptual layer that questions reality, absence, and possibility. The Home Less series is on display as part of the “Time Space Existence” exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016, and it will be open to the public until 27 November 2016. Visit the photographer’s website to see more of his work, including architectural photography and stunning images taken at the Paiva walkways in Portugal. Images courtesy of Nelson Garrido.

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