Tamas Dezso, Notes for an Epilogue, 2011 – ongoing

Tamas Dezso, Carpet Sellers, Pojorata, North Romania, 2012

Tamas Dezso, Carpet Sellers, Pojorata, North Romania, 2012

Notes for an Epilogue (2011 – ongoing), by a Hungarian photographer Tamas Dezso, is a visual story of rural and post-industrial Romania suspended in time. Dezso wants us to see how the spiritual tradition, centuries-old habits, and monstrous industrial architecture are becoming part of a bygone era, thus clearing space for the new. The images are dreamlike, eerie, and unreal thanks to the (almost) monochromatic style, painterly character, and content out of a fairy tale. Titles, however, are very time- and geo-specific, as if Dezso wanted to prove that these people and places do exist (or have once existed) in real space and time. Even though this series tends more toward fine art and magic realism than document, I couldn’t but include it as it visualizes one of the most common depictions of Romania.

Tamas Dezso, Abandoned Factory, Near Hunedoara, West Romania, 2011

Tamas Dezso, Abandoned Factory, Near Hunedoara, West Romania, 2011

Tamas Dezso, Flooded Village of Geamana, Geamana, Central Romania, 2011

Tamas Dezso, Flooded Village of Geamana, Geamana, Central Romania, 2011

Tamas Dezso, Dump, Near Aiud, West Romania, 2012

Tamas Dezso, Dump, Near Aiud, West Romania, 2012

Tamas Dezso, Farmhouse, near Silvasu de Sus, West Romania, 2011

Tamas Dezso, Farmhouse, Near Silvasu de Sus, West Romania, 2011

Tamas Dezso, Vasile in Mask, Sacel, Maramures, North Romania, 2012

Tamas Dezso, Vasile in Mask, Sacel, Maramures, North Romania, 2012

Tamas Dezso, Costica, Muntele Mare, West Romania, 2012

Tamas Dezso, Costica, Muntele Mare, West Romania, 2012

Tamas Dezso, Hovels, Near Moisei, North Romania, 2011

Tamas Dezso, Hovels, Near Moisei, North Romania, 2011

Tamas Dezso, Sheep Farm, Silvasu de Sus, West Romania, 2011

Tamas Dezso, Sheep Farm, Silvasu de Sus, West Romania, 2011

Tamas Dezso, Roadside Shop, near Oradea, West Romania, 2012

Tamas Dezso, Roadside Shop, Near Oradea, West Romania, 2012

Tamas Dezso, Sodium Factory, Ocna Mures, Central Romania, 2012

Tamas Dezso, Sodium Factory, Ocna Mures, Central Romania, 2012

Tamas Dezso, Traian, Livada, North West Romania, 2012

Tamas Dezso, Traian, Livada, North West Romania, 2012

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