Bathing was a crucial aspect of Roman culture, serving not only as a means of physical and spiritual rejuvenation, but also as a social activity. The tradition began in Pannonia (today Hungary) through soldiers, who introduced the concept of communal baths. As time passed on, the Hungarian continued to evolve the bathing culture, reaching new heights.
“Wear Flipflops!” revolves around staged images which incorporate practices formally known from documentary photography. The images display hidden scenes which can be found in bathes today. The culture of mutual exchange gave way to a new age trend of “see and be seen”. The baths connect people physically, but mentally they stay isolated. Are people in the day and age of globalization actually connected, or lonelier than ever before?