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Photographer Robert Harding Pittman has spent more than a decade exploring the global proliferation of urban sprawl. His collection of work “Anonymization” illustrates the idea that overdevelopment is damaging the planet. He says his work, in a sense, is his way of defending the places he loves.

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Architecture • Environment • Robert Harding Pittman • World
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Frank Herfort is fascinated by the uniquely shaped buildings that have seemed to sprout from the ground since the end of the Soviet era. The majority of them are less than 10 years old. They are imposing symbols of creativity and optimism that Herfort suspects would take many people by surprise.

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Architecture • Frank Herfort • Photo Book • Russia • Soviet Union • World
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While traveling in Greece, Dutch photographer Patrick van Dam noticed unfinished buildings and homes spotting the countryside. He had seen the photographs of people in despair due to the financial crisis in Greece, but he hadn’t seen this kind of structural beauty that had been born in the country’s troubles.

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Architecture • Economy • Europe • Greece • Patrick van Dam
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Photographer Scott Krycia grew up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, home of Bethlehem Steel, once one of the great steel manufacturers and ship builders in the country. The closing of the local steel plant inspired him to photograph and document abandoned places that once held prominent places in the American way of life.

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Architecture • Scott Krycia • U.S.
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