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Brothel by David Emery Documents Seedy Buildings on Society Outskirts

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: davidemeryphotography and itsnicethat
The photo series simply titled Brothel by David Emery tackles a tough topic. Although it only revolves around buildings that shelter the prostitution happening beneath their roofs, the scenes have a haunting presence that captures the seedy essence of the activities taking place. As Rob Alderson of It's Nice That poignantly articulates, it documents "the seedy buildings on the edges of towns and morality united only by their sexless sense of unbecoming ordinariness (although some of the settings are depressingly picturesque)."

As though capturing another era, Brothel by David Emery shows that this is a trade that endures, sad as that fact may be. Although some may defend its place in society, these images show that that is not the case at all. Removed and displaced, these brothels lie in limbo.