“A majestic mass of futuristic vessels … “

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Since 2011, Laurent Kronental has been photographing the Grands Ensembles housing estates built around Paris from the 1950s to the 1980s, and their elderly residents. The results are haunting, melancholy and magnificent at once. Here are some of the images featured in The Guardian last week. For more information about Kronental and his Souvenir d’un Futur project, please visit his website.

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Images by Laurent Kronental: (from top) Jacques, 82, Le Viaduc et les Arcades du Lac, Montigny-le-Bretonneux, 2015; Joseph, 88, Les Espaces d’Abraxas, Noisy-le-Grand, 2014; José, 89, Les Damiers, Courbevoie, 2012; Joseph, 88, Les Espaces d’Abraxas, Noisy-le-Grand, 2014; Les Tours Aillaud, Cité Pablo Picasso, Nanterre, 2013 (two photos); Roland, 85, Le Viaduc et les Arcades du Lac, Montigny-le-Bretonneux, 2015

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