1996, Barcelona. Focused on portraying the stories of the environment, Jordi Jon Pardo is a documentary photographer and journalist from Barcelona. He's one of the founders of MÓN, an environmental journalism organization. His interest...
Dismantled buildings, abandoned gas stations and plots for sale are a common part of the Albanian landscape. In the photograph, a dismantled structure next to a service station that has been converted into a hay warehouse for the surrounding farmers in Lushnjë.
A sample from the Gjanica, the most polluted river in Albania. Industrial negligence and oil spills from the Patos-Marinëz and Ballsh refineries affects agricultural, herding, and fishing activities throughout most of Southern Albania.
Workers of Bankers Petroleum in the oil field of Marinëz. In order to extract the crude from under the soil the refineries use different techniques including fracking as of most recently in the south of Albania. The introduction of fracking has resulted in the regular earthquakes destroying the homes of 71 residents and damaging 540 more during the last decade. Bankers Petroleum made a donation to help rebuild some of the homes but has not claimed responsibility.
Traces of cars. The vehicle is the Albanian religion, this may be one of the poorest countries in Europe but the most popular car in Albania is the Mercedes-Benz. Accelerating and drifting are some common activities of the owners to show off the power and luxury of their machines.
Linaq, a 12-year-old neighbor of Ballsh, is affected by architectural pollution. She lives with her family few meters away from an abandoned house damaged by fires 25 years ago. Ruins such as this one are spread out all over Albania.
Orphan advertisement. A blank billboard sits by a highway outside of Lushnjë. A predominant element of the Albanian roads in the most polluted area of the country, where companies are not pursuing advertising.