Photos by Elena Aya Bundurakis

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For citybooks, Elena Aya Bundurakis explored the city of Bruges with 'agog eyes': wide open, eager eyes. She went in search of hypodermic elements that give an insight into the city that goes beyond the picturesque neo-Gothic postcards. She discovered building sites, pollution, social housing in seemingly picturesque buildings, isolation, industrial zones, courtyards. In her photos, the boundary between organic and artificial material has blurred and in details you discover references to the historical and religious past of Bruges and to its port. The photo series offers an almost tactile, slightly ominous city portrait. Behind its medieval facade, Bruges seems to be hidden like a growling urban organism.