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Memento,  Péter Kollányi
Memento,  Péter Kollányi
Memento,  Péter Kollányi
Memento,  Péter Kollányi
Memento,  Péter Kollányi
Memento,  Péter Kollányi
Memento,  Péter Kollányi
Memento,  Péter Kollányi
Memento,  Péter Kollányi

    Memento, Péter Kollányi

    €15.00
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    Memento is a limited edition photobook published for the 5th anniversary of the red mud catastrophe by award-winning documentary photographer Péter Kollányi.

    Péter Kollányi’s poetic images of the red mud catastrophe reminds us of one of the most frightening environmental disasters. On a tranquil October day at Ajka alumina plant in Hungary, a dyke suddenly burst and 1 million cubic metres of toxic red mud poured out of the storage pond, causing the immediate evacuation of two villages. Residents had only a few minutes to leave and most of them could never return home. The mud painted everything with all shades of red – what remained was solely chaos and silence. For over a year the Hungarian documentary photographer had shot images of the ghost villages before the abandoned houses were knocked down.

    His award-winning photo series systematically pursued to find vanishing marks of human existence, creating an elegiac refrain between the post-apocalyptic view and passing life. Written specifically for this album, the internationally acclaimed Hungarian writer, Péter Nádas provides a lyrical opening with his text that stands at the intersection of the catastrophe’s verbal and visual aftermath.

    Published by Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center
    Hardcover, with book cloth
    52 pages
    260 x 220 mm

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