May 2019    Matera, Italy 

Ansichtskarten aus Matera

This story is about how tourism affects the inhabitants of Matera.While combining portraits and insights of the cityscape I have tried to build a connection between the people and the place where they live. The landscapes should be associated with classic postcards

- deserted, romantic and a little bit cheesy.

 

The empty landscapes of Matera represent how European cities are being turned into some kind of open air museums. This idea of museumification has a strong negative association and is sometimes explained as turning a living city into a dead city or in some cases turning a free space for locals into a product for tourists.