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Ethan Wallace

Ethan Wallace attended Temple University, where he received a BA in Communications. He has always been interested in the forgotten, unknown, or unseen parts of the city and has spent the last several years photographing Philly’s hidden and vanishing locations. He is also involved with the National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem, Pa. More of Ethan's photography can be seen More of Ethan's photography can be seen HERE

Ruminating On Lost Columbia Avenue

Ruminating On Lost Columbia Avenue

August 29, 2014  |  Soapbox

In this third installment in our series, Ethan Wallace examines the long term effects the Columbia Avenue riot has had on this weary section of North Philadelphia. Dubbed an "extinction event", Wallace sifts through the ruins of the once vibrant neighborhood while considering the encroaching development of Temple University's campus and the social unrest happening in Ferguson, Missouri. > more

Disrobed In Desertion

Disrobed In Desertion

March 26, 2014  |  Vantage

Photographer Sarah Bloom has built quite a body of work in abandoned places—with nude self-portraits. Ethan Wallace chats with her about process, product, and places > more

Calling Doctor Kirkbride

Calling Doctor Kirkbride

September 19, 2013  |  Vantage

Holistic medical treatment? Compassionate psychiatric care? Palliative architecture and urban design? All of it pioneered in West Philadelphia by Thomas Kirkbride 170 years ago. Ethan Wallace has the story > more

Two New Books Provide A Fitting Eulogy To Byberry State Hospital

Two New Books Provide A Fitting Eulogy To Byberry State Hospital

June 4, 2013  |  Vantage

House of horrors? From 1990, when it closed, until 2006, when it was demolished, the legend of Byberry State Hospital in the Northeast grew in our imagination. Now two new books aim to set the complicated record straight. Ethan Wallace has the review > more

A Monument To Ignorance

A Monument To Ignorance

January 31, 2013  |  Soapbox

What's that Plains Indian doing in our woods? Ethan Wallace reveals the wrong identity of the statue of the Lenape chief Tedyuscung on the Wissahickon's "Council Rock" > more