SENILE CITIES – Exploring Depopulation of Croatia


Senile Cities is a long-term analogue photo documentary project that is a modern day diary of Croatia's towns and cities, particularly those in Slavonija county in east Croatia, being left behind by youth who are emigrating in masses to neighbouring European countries in search for a better life, mainly driven by the economic situation. Leaving behind an ageing population, an economy in ruins and a political system lagging behind in the race for a borderless European union, caught in the shadow of the slowly decaying remains of post-communist Yugoslavia. These photos are an introduction to a project in progress. I follow my grandmother, Milena Filipović, as she runs her daily errands, in an attempt to see Požega's ageing society and economy through her.

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