THE MOORISH PALACE IIAbout this photograph
Living in Berlin since 2006, Grégoire Cachemaille’s passion for photography came from his wanderings in the German capital, absorbing the distinctive layers of recent history in the city. His work questions the heritage value of abandoned structures, not only from an architectural point of view, but also as testimonies to the history of the communities and powers that built them. Shot in 2015, this picture belongs to the Subsidences series, exploring the slow process of deterioration of deserted buildings, like this lavishly decorated Moorish palace.Read more Read less
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Born in 1978 in Switzerland, Grégoire Cachemaille moved to Berlin in 2006. His interest in photography grew out of this journey eastwards. He got into the habit of losing himself in the German capital and wandering around the many deserted spaces of the urban landscape, absorbing the distinctive layers of the city’s recent history. His passion for forgotten sites emerged after spending a whole day exploring a former Soviet military complex on the outskirts of the city. Since that experience, he has captured the strange but magnetic beauty of abandoned sites all over the world. Besides his exhibitions in Germany, Canada, the United States, France, Italy, and Switzerland, his photographs have won awards on several occasions, particularly at the International Exhibition Award, RomArt (2017), l’International Photography Award IPA (2016, 2015), and the Moscow International Foto Awards (2015).