The newest addition to the Maison 24 gallery is the photo series 'Payphones' by Dirk Westphal, which showcases a collection of roughed-up phone booths.
Each snapshot in the series offers a glimpse into the scarce number of public telephones that can still be found in certain locations in the city -- despite being so covered in graffiti that they are barely visible for what they are anymore.
The artist took a number of snapshots of these garbage-covered, publicly defaced relics in the early 90s and recently compiled them all into one collection for public display.
Each image exudes a sense of nostalgia for the days when making a call only cost a quarter while also acting as a reminder of how fast technology is advancing and how fast something that was once viable can become obsolete.
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