Romanian Socialist Modernist : Black Sea Littoral - Horia Brebeneanu
The photobook brings the stories about the development of state built resorts by the Black Sea and their demise after the fall of Communism.
Horia Brebeneanu has been making Polaroid pictures of sea side resorts back in his native Romania. Along with this he has been also collecting vintage slides of the same resorts, sold as souvenirs when the resorts were at the height of their popularity.
This evocative volume shows a country many of you will be unfamiliar with and a level of state control many of you could never imagine. There is also an an air of utopia about the vintage slides and concurrently a sense of faded glory with the contemporary Polaroids.