“Absence of Water” by Gigi Cifali


There’s always something intriguing and hard hitting about revisiting buildings or environments that once thrived with human activity and now sit in various states of decay. Gigi Cifali satisfies this intrigue with Absence of Water, which sees the London-based photographer visit forgotten, decrepit public swimming pools. While there is a sense of loneliness to each shot, we also get a feel for the amazing designs of each pool and the architecture that houses them. If you visit Cifali’s website, each pool shot is accompanied by its attendance records and date of opening/closing. The series first debuted at the Ritrovo di Shazar in Italy, back in May 2011.