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Matthew Christopher

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 website, abandonedamerica.us, has gained international attention and is considered one of the leading collections of images of abandoned spaces on the internet. You can follow him on Facebook here.

In Lansdowne, Bringing A Moorish Movie Palace Back to Life

In Lansdowne, Bringing A Moorish Movie Palace Back to Life

April 25, 2014  |  News

The loss of the Boyd was a tremendous blow to fans of the Art Deco gem, but there is another theater just outside the city waging its own campaign to reopen: the Lansdowne. Abandoned America's Matthew Christopher has an update > more

The View Inside (And Out) The Dazzling Ship

The View Inside (And Out) The Dazzling Ship

July 20, 2012  |  Last Light

Matthew Christopher takes us on a photo tour of the SS United States, the subject of a new book by Steven Ujifusa. Here's the stripped down ship in all its massive glory > more

Confessions of a

Confessions of a “Ruin Pornographer”

March 12, 2012  |  Soapbox

Call it "ruin porn" if you like, but for Abandoned America's Matthew Christopher, photographing lost places is an act of interrogation--there are no answers, he says, only questions > more