Marin Raica is a Romanian photographer who investigates human settlements and landscape representation. Today we share his series, The Painted Wall, which explores the small monoindustrial towns in Romania and documents the effects of deindustrialization of these communities. Marin is currently collaborating with photographer Ioana Cirlig on a long-term project which also will document the effects of deindustrialisation in Western and Central Romania.
The Painted Wall
After the switch to a market economy in 1990, Romania’s industrialized areas have rapidly deteriorated. Most of the factories, mines, and the connected industries were closed, leaving whole communities jobless. Over the last twenty years, these communities haven’t been offered an alternative. This led to serious social problems and to a collective form of depression.
To view more of Marin’s work please visit her website.