French photographer Laurent Kronental has spent the last four years documenting the huge housing estates that were built in Paris since the 1950’s. The series also explores the lives of their occupants, many of whom have lived in the buildings their entire lives.

“Souvenir d’un Futur documents the life of senior citizens living in the “Grands Ensembles” (large housing projects) around Paris,” reads the artist statement. “He felt a need to examine their living conditions and shed light over a sometimes-neglected generation. Exposing these unsung and underestimated suburban areas is a means to reveal the poetry of aging environments slowly vanishing, and with them, the memory of modernist utopia.”

You should definitely take a look at Laurent’s website to see more.


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