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Abandoned America: States of Disrepair
June 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Lecture: Abandoned America: States of Disrepair
Author & Photographer
Tuesday, June 25
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
744 Rebecca Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221
Join author and photographer Matthew Christopher for an exploration of ruins across our cities and countryside, as he shares a hauntingly beautiful portrait of the abandoned America around us. From steel mills and industrial sites to schools, churches, prisons, homes, and more, Matthew’s work provides a glimpse into lost worlds that few get to visit firsthand. With his travels broadening to ancient sites in Romania, Greece, and India, we’ll learn more about the phenomenon of abandoned sites across the globe and discuss why preservation of our heritage is a concern everywhere, not just in our own communities.
About the presenter: Matthew Christopher has had an interest in abandoned sites since he was a child, but started documenting them a decade ago while researching the decline of the state hospital system. His two books, “Abandoned America: Dismantling the Dream” and “Abandoned America: The Age of Consequences” and his website, also titled Abandoned America, have chronicled the stories of modern ruins across the United States and gained international attention. He recently expanded his scope to document abandoned locations across the globe. Matthew has an MFA in Fine Art Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology and has taught photography at a college level and now teaches photography workshops.
This lecture is FREE to the public. RSVPs are appreciated: firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-471-5808 ext. 527.