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Jan Fransen

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  • Online

    Community Plumbing

    Places Journal

    Let’s hear it for the neighborhood hardware store. Here, amidst the nuts and bolts, we cultivate the potential to order things, places, communities, politics, and values — we might even say, to build and repair worlds.

  • Online

    When the Ground Gives Way

    Places Journal

    Seven years ago, a Louisiana petrochemical operation overlooked warnings and a 6,000-foot-deep cavern collapsed into a sinkhole at Bayou Corne. New photographs show the aftermath of disaster.

  • Online

    Disaster for the People, Bonanza for the State

    Places Journal

    The Riforma Fondiaria in postwar Italy was supposed to give landless peasants modern farms. An artist, an archeologist, and a historian set out to discover what the abandoned homesteads look like now.

  • Online

    Brasília and the Populist Frontier

    Places Journal

    In the late 1950s, the construction of Brazil’s new capital city was documented by government photographers who mythologized a new national identity.

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