Global Ghost Town

PhotographerMario Schmied
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

This series depicts a grim, dystopian image of our potential future planet - A future planet in which humanity has vanished from certain regions or the surface of earth entirely. It is very well imaginable that resource depletion, increasing desertification, global warming or the use of weapons of mass destruction could turn parts of our precious living space inhabitable. Kolmanskop, Namibia serves as a powerful representative illustration for such man-made civilatory downfall and the transience of our existence – A formerly prosperous settlement abandoned due to the depletion of a diamond mine now slowly being claimed back by the desert.

Story

This series depicts a grim, dystopian image of our potential future planet - A future planet in which humanity has vanished from certain regions or the surface of earth entirely. It is very well imaginable that resource depletion, increasing desertification, global warming or the use of weapons of mass destruction could turn parts of our precious living space inhabitable. Kolmanskop, Namibia serves as a powerful representative illustration for such man-made civilatory downfall and the transience of our existence – A formerly prosperous settlement abandoned due to the depletion of a diamond mine now slowly being claimed back by the desert.