American Palimpsests

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We fell in love with ‘American Palimpsests’, a fascinating photo series by American-Iranian-Jewish photographer Stacy Arezou Mehrfar, who currently resides in Australia. The series portrays the typical American suburb as an unstoppable force that colonizes natural environments without any sense of context or pre-existence. “‘American Palimpsests’ discusses the sterilization of the natural landscape into new suburbia”, Mehrfar explains.

“Many of the new developments I photographed for American Palimpsests now lie empty, and the subprime crisis has left the development of many neighborhoods incomplete. Based on the current state of older American suburbs, I wonder what will become of those empty new suburbs in 30 years time.”

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