This Series Offers a Sobering Perspective on the Olympics

By: Mishal Omar - Aug 10, 2016
References: hypebeast
This harrowing photography series shows Olympic venues after they have been long abandoned when their primary function became unnecessary.

Whether it is the Winter Olympics or the ones that take place in the summer, the games can often have a devastating effect on the economy of the countries and cities that they leave behind. This poignant photography series highlights that fact by showing abandoned Olympic venues that were once in the middle of the glory and excitement that the Rio Olympics are currently in. With dirty pools and decrepit buildings, many of these venues have become warnings about the impact of the Olympic games on local infrastructure.

It is important to note the downsides of important events such as the Olympics in the hopes that it will bring about structural change in the way they are set up -- and this photography series does just that.