IPA 2015 Honorable Mention for ARTifact Project


"International Photography Awards Announces Category Winners of the 2015 Competition, and is pleased to declare that Alketa Misja was awarded Honorable Mention in Architecture - Industrial, for the winning entry ARTiFact, ex-Automobile Plant."



"Alketa Misja is Architect/Urban Planner and Photographer from Albania. After studying City Planning and Management, she is interested in the photographic representation of urban transformations and processes. Recently working on ARTiFACT Project (documenting the industrial heritage) and UrbanScapes photography series"


Entry Description: ARTifact is a photography Project in the enclosed environments of ex-Automobile Plant of Tirana (Albania). I kept shooting the ruined machineries and spaces for several months, few weeks before the machineries were gone forever to be melted. A closer look in the old technology before it gives place to the new economy. Their photography is the epilog of the industrialisation period in my country, where huge industries were built during socialism that couldn't survive in the post-comunist era.