Like the Galapagos tortoise, the polar bear and New Zealand’s own kakapo (a peculiar ground-dwelling night parrot), the phone booth has sadly become an endangered species.
Once a ubiquitous feature of our urban landscapes and a lifeline in times of need, phone booths have been rendered all but obsolete by the relentless march of the mobile phone. There are now few places left on our planet free of the blight of cellphone towers and too-loud conversations on public transport.
I have therefore made it my solemn mission to preserve, by means of photography, these cultural and technological artifacts in all their glory and variety, wherever I find them.
Click on the thumbnails below to view a selection of phone booths from Albania to Vanuatu.