‘Abandoned’ imagines a Dubai of the near future, abandoned by people and inhabited by previously captive wild animals. The project is concerned with the fragility of prevalent human economic systems, particularly those that are reliant on exponential growth, and their impact on natural ecology systems, suggesting that ultimately natural ecosystems may prove more robust than human ones.
Richard Allenby-Pratt is a British photographer based in Dubai. Over the last five years he has become increasingly committed to personal photographic projects which usually revolve around economic, environmental and social themes. He is particularly interested in issues relating to sustainability and ecology: www.allenby-pratt.com.