In Empire of Dust, visual artist and photographer Amélie Labourdette captures the structures left abandoned and unfinished  due to financial crises and embezzlement issues in Sicily, Calabria, Basilicata and Puglia in southern Italy.

The concrete skeletons lie somewhere between ruin and potential sculptures, ghostly and strangely poetic. “Suspended in a floating temporality, these landscapes reflect the depth of a familiar human history, made of hubris and vanity, entropy and inevitable return to dust,” states Labourdette. Visit her website here.