Maramures // 2015
Maramures is a geographical region in the north of Romania. Described as “the last living example of medieval life in Europe,” Maramures has been frozen in time by the immutability of fifty years of communism, and has thus attracted countless photographers, filmmakers, anthropologists and journalists.
The region has inspired ethnographic albums redolent of the cliched portraits of peasants in petticoats, horse drawn sleighs, garden fences, and grassy laneways. As a response to this loaded backdrop and to the problematics of representation, Dunne instead photographs a series of haystacks that frequented the visual landscape.
The collection consists of ten images.