William Stewart – Abandoned: Oppède le Vieux

Beautifully photographed ruins of a small village and its surrounding area in Provence, William unfolds a history of heresy and persecution of a people whose religious beliefs put them at odds with the entrenched powers of an authoritarian Church and its political appointees.

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The series brings together photobooks that each in its own way explore how we see and deal with things abandoned, past by.  Covering a wide thematic spectrum  – ranging from architecture to everyday objects – the titles ultimately share a common interest in how we deal with the transitory nature of the world around us.