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Gold 2021 Architecture / Interiors

Target Audience

  • Prize
    Gold in Architecture / Interiors
  • Photographer
    Pierre Neret (Npier)

In all around the world, lot of theaters and showrooms are abandoned, condamned by the lack of financial means or the lack of interest carried by the population. On top of that during this period related to the Covid, it is still too early to analyze the lessons of the health crisis on the world of culture. However the theater industry is going through an unprecedented crisis: postponement of events, cancellation of festivals. This series aims to show the other side of the stage, in a way these post-apocalyptic photos make us aware of what our society leaves on the side of the road.

NPier works are a discovery of abandoned spaces. He believes in the beauty of decay as it shines a light on life’s fragility. He always looks for places that appear to be anchored in a different reality than our present day-to-day. In his pictures the light, the complex composition, and the textures of the interior represent a recollection of forgotten splendor. This approach deliberately considers the lived experience of a building - its memories, its shadows and its energy: that which is left behind. He captures a perfect moment of stillness within the perpetually moving stream of time.