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Gold 2020 Architecture / Interiors

'Dimenticato In Italy'

  • Photographer
    Cara Macnally
  • Prize
    Gold in Architecture / Interiors

This series captured in 2018 explores decayed locations that were found in rural and urban parts of Italy. An unknown and forgotten beauty was hidden in these locations that have been left for significant amounts of time. The rooms in this series follow a narrative showing places once filled with life and energy, now deprived of the absence of people. While a few of the rooms still seem joyful, some appear eerie, evoking a sense of loss. The architecture and bursts of colour within these places lead them to feel lively despite their emptiness.

Cara’s practice focuses on overarching themes of deterioration. Through a variety of analogue and digital processes, she brings awareness to worldwide issues that touch each and every individual on both a personal and global level. She has documented stories relating to Deforestation, Architectural Abandonment, and Mental Health. In 2019 she began a series of projects based in the country of Indonesia. Initially travelling to the village of Sembuluh, to research the effects that the palm oil industry is having on the Southeast Asian landscape.