Past Euphoria, Post Europa


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Photobook by Fabio Sgroi
Published by CROWDBOOKS

“Past Euphoria, Post Europa” it’s a personal long–term project focused on East Europe unstable identity due to the consequences resulting from the regimes’ cleavage and from the advent of democracy; everything occurred under the gaze of the media, which today are telling us about a Europe that is seeking refuge in itself.

In my work he describes the everyday’s life of a society that’s still in search for an identity; sights and places are carrying on with them the memory of a deep Europe, which suffered the violent effects of geopolitical dynamics, from the fall of the Berlin’s wall to the foundation of the new European Union.

I shot many images trying to capture the sense of doubt that exists in countries that are already part of the European Community as well as those countries willing to get in.

In the pictures, there are grazed faces and places corroded by memory, but also surrounded by modernity; the pictures show signs of modern euphoria, although they fall into the gloom of a restless past. All the images were shot in areas that have lived a strong identity tension and change.

The countries where I took the pictures are 14:
Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Herzegovina, Hungary, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia.


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