Crisi

One day in early 2013, while walking around the neighbourhood where I lived in Barcelona, I noticed that a lot of businesses had shut down due to the economic recession. I realised then that this really proved how bad the situation was because the basis of Barcelona's economy had always been its small businesses. I began photographing with my iPhone all the empty commercial spaces that I found in order to document the magnitude of the damage. These are the 173 emtpy spaces that I photographed in a matter of two weeks.

The location of the 173 commercial spaces (click to enlarge).

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2 to 26
76 to 124
125 to 173
27 to 75