what is Urban Exploration in Terms Of Photography

Ventures into abandoned structures are perhaps the most common example of urban exploration. At times, sites are entered first by locals and may suffer from large amounts of graffiti and other acts of vandalism. Although targets of exploration vary from one country to another, high-profile abandonments include amusement parksgrain elevatorsfactoriespower plantsmissile silosfallout sheltershospitalsasylumsschoolspoor houses, and sanatoriums.

In Japan, abandoned infrastructure is known as haikyo (廃虚) (literally "ruins"), but the term is synonymous with the practice of urban exploration.Haikyo are particularly common in Japan because of its rapid industrialization (e.g., Hashima Island), damage during World War II, the 1980s real estate bubble, and the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.

Many explorers find decay of uninhabited space to be profoundly beautiful, and some are also proficient freelance photographers who document what they see, as is the case with those who document some of the infrastructure of the former USSR.

Abandoned sites are also popular among historianspreservationistsarchitectsarchaeologistsindustrial archaeologists, and ghost hunters.

Source : Wikipedia

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