Nostalgia for Brutalism

Photographer Lola Paprocka grew up in Polish housing estates, and her obsession with Brutalist architecture shows through this series of photographs.

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Aug 24 2016, 12:00am

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Photographer Lola Paprocka grew up in Polish housing estates, where she developed an obsession with Brutalist architecture and what she calls its "concrete everything" aesthetic. This nostalgic affection is easy to see in her photos of Blokovi, a group of urban neighborhoods in Belgrade built in 1948 and now home to about 90,000 people. Her photos show the neighborhoods and their diverse residents, which include many painters, photographers, musicians, and sculptors, as she found them during her stay there.

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