The 'Nowhere' Series Shows the Loneliness of an Empty Carnival

By: Hayley McGlone - Jul 28, 2016
References: photogrist & fubiz.net
Francesco Margaroli captures the haunted quality of an empty fairground in his 'Nowhere' series.

The Italian photographer captured the shots somewhere between Milan and Genoa in Italy. The series fixates on the various types of structures found at a carnival or a fairground. Set apart from anything else in a background of stark nothingness, it makes the normally inviting and fun structures seem lonely and estranged.

The closed-down carnival structures appear to stand in an almost abandoned, post-apocalyptic existence where no one wants to go on the rides or play the games. All of the structures in the context of a bright and busy carnival or fairground are usually friendly and enticing, however with no one and nothing around each structure they appear almost haunted.