Sassi Evening, Matera, Basilicata, Italy by Andrew Jones

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Large areas of The Sassi were evacuated due to malaria, poverty and disease in the 1950s. There is some renovation now, but still there is an erie abandoned quality to this part of the city, especially in the silence and gloom of the evening.

AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm 1:2.8G

This photograph won the 2011 Black+White Magazine Photographer of the Year – City category

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  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganabout 3 years ago

    superb image

  • Thank you Tina!

    – Andrew Jones

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchalmost 3 years ago

    Oooh, really beautiful!!

  • Your comment is really very kind Laurie, thank you

    – Andrew Jones

  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonalmost 3 years ago

    Sensational image! Wow! Congrats on your recent win!

  • Thank you Mieke, most kind of you to comment, much appreciated

    – Andrew Jones

  • frankc
    frankcalmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations + thoroughly deserved…!!!

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