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Matthew Christopher puts America's abandoned buildings in sharp focus
Matthew Christopher puts America's abandoned buildings in sharp focus

Ruin porn, decay tourism, urban exploration — they’re all buzz phrases describing abandonography, the photography of abandoned buildings. The economic crises that have left malls, offices and once-great landmarks neglected and forlorn may have fueled the popularity of the genre, but for photographer Matthew Christopher, it’s not just a passing fancy. The Pennsylvania native began documenting abandoned structures 10 years ago while researching the decline of the 168-acre Byberry state psychiatric hospital in Philadelphia. “It was a life-changing experience and spiraled into an obsession exploring any place I could find,” said Christopher, who went on to visit...

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