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Italian photographer Benedetta Ristori captures the Balkans in transition

29 June 2016

Rome-based photographer Benedetta Ristori spent two years documenting the Balkan peninsula through changing seasons for her series East.

Shot using analogue equipment, the ongoing series so far takes in Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia, focussing on architecture, landscapes and portraits and ranging from swimmers in the Black Sea to the Spomenik conflict memorials.

“The project aims to explore the relationship between the past and present of these nations and show how the past may influence or interact with the world today,” says Ristori. “The nostalgic key that acts as a common thread of history is also maintained through the exclusive use of [...] analogue cameras.”

Source: It’s Nice That