Bronze / 2016 / Fine Art / Architecture_FA

Beelitz Sanatorium Documentary

  • Prize
    Bronze in Fine Art/Architecture, Bronze in Fine Art/Architecture
  • Company
    Mario Basner Photography
  • Photographer
    Mario Basner

The Beelitz Documentary Series is a comprehensive image collection of the abandoned Beelitz Heilstätten Sanatorium in Germany. The project is fully sanctioned by the property's owner and documents the final state of decay before the buildings underwent a re- utilization and remodel process shortly after the images were taken. All traces of history were painted over. The main objective of the photographs is to show the grandeur of the 18th century architecture and the beauty that remains in the structures, despite the decay. The buildings display an fascinating parallel to aging & decay and how it relates to human beings. While shooting, I found myself overwhelmed and humbled by the sights, what they represented and how applicable those things were to my own existence. The images are an invitation to a journey through this historic site, explore and engage, be stimulated by the vast history and personal stories within those walls.

Mario Basner creates experiential photographic art, providing the viewer with an immersive and emotional experience. Mario's internationally celebrated World Heritage Collection has earned 50 awards of excellence and takes the audience on an evocative journey that profoundly touches the very essence of human characteristics and inner values. While celebrating culture, diversity and humanity, the collection is dedicated to offer inspiration, encouragement and intellectual merit. Mario Basner actively supports the community and continuously engages in philanthropy and educational initiatives.