As a young man of eighteen, photographer Ho Fan had just moved with his family from Shanghai to Hong Kong in order to escape the pressures of Communism. Still mending from the wounds of World War II, the people of Hong Kong enchanted the artist, drawing him from the routine studio setting and into the streets, which were at that time populated mainly by venders and construction workers. He shot this particular image in 1949.
Macassar beach pavilion, Cape Town, South Africa © Helena Krige
Abandoned truck, Connecticut © Alan Pittman
Gaswork station, Warsaw, Poland © Tomasz Gotfryd
This group show proves photographer’s fascination with the lonely and forgotten. We were overwhelmed with the number of submissions, receiving almost 600 images total from all over the globe. Will Ellis, photographer and curator of Abandoned NYC, was our judge for this call. It was a challenge to narrow them down, but we are pleased to present 50 photographs of the world’s most abandoned spaces.
Congratulations to Helena Krige, Alan Pittman and Tomasz Gotfryd, who will receive a one-year subscription to Squarespace, the innovative website publishing platform perfect for the creative. They make it simple to create professional websites that are 100% customizable, making web design accessible to everyone. Complete with award-winning designs, hosting, domains, commerce, and 24/7 support, Squarespace offers photographers more ways to market themselves and grow their business.