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Laurent Kronenthal: the lives of senior citizens in large housing projects

I missed an incredible exhibition recently on my trip to Paris.  It finished just one week before I arrived much to my disappointment.  I believe it is worth talking about.  A French photographer Laurent Kronenthal took a series of photos documenting the life of large housing projects in Paris.  They were buildings built during a housing crisis between the 1950's and the 1980's and are now decaying buildings located in the city's suburban areas.  In a statement about the project Kronenthal said "Marked by the passing of time, these massive, grey buildings, like their elder residents, bear the signs of long lives and yet, in these wrinkled faces and cracked walls, in the energy of the bodies and of the facades, emerges the pride and pulse that we thought had disappeared".

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