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Posted 05.09.13 | PERMALINK | ESSAY

Thomas Jorion & Josh Wallaert: Temple of the Vanities



Temple of the Vanities


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ABOUT THE ESSAY

Temple of the Vanities
On Places, recent work by photographer Thomas Jorion, documenting defense towers, nuclear reactors, munitions depots and other 20th-century monuments to political and military hubris, now mostly abandoned.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Josh Wallaert is the associate editor of Places. He lives in San Francisco.
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Thomas Jorion, a Paris photographer, documents urban ruins and condemned buildings, spaces that no longer serve the purposes for which they were built.
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