For his series ‘Souvenir d’un futur’, the French photographer Laurent Kronental documents life at the ‘Grands Ensembles’, a large housing project in Paris. Built during the housing crisis between the 1950s and the 1980s, the decaying buildings are located in the suburban area.
Kronenthal captures melancholic images of the senior citizens as well as the concrete buildings.
Marked by the passing of time, these massive, gray buildings, like their elder residents, bear the signs of long lives. And yet, in these wrinkled faces and cracked walls, in the energy of the bodies and of the facades, emerges the pride and pulse that we thought had disappeared.