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Blogs and News | Abandoned America

Old Catskill Game Farm Photography Workshop
15th February 2017
The newest workshop in the Abandoned America series takes place in an enormous, 200+ acre zoo that has been closed since 2006. What more could you want?


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Trolley Graveyard Photography Workshop
19th January 2017
Situated on a little over two acres, there are dozens of trolleys and train cars from PA, MA, KS, and more in various states of decomposition to photograph including some very old specimens. Participants will also have access to an otherwise locked storage area with very well preserved relics including a car from 1912.


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Klotz Throwing Company Photo Workshop
17th January 2017
Few places offer such a well-preserved window into the past as the Klotz Throwing Company in Lonaconing, MD. Back by popular demand, be sure not to miss this opportunity to visit this amazing and unique location before it's gone.


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Lansdowne Theater Workshop
01st December 2016
The next Abandoned America Workshop has been announced - the stunning Lansdowne Theater near Philadelphia, PA!


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I Am Still With You
23rd June 2016
Freed of the constricting confines of the here and now, I am everlasting.


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Pennhurst Night Photography Workshop
22nd June 2016
Get amazing night photographs of the Pennhurst State School and Hospital with Abandoned America!


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Seph Lawless: A Real American Horror Story
01st June 2016
It's been a while since I wrote about the dishonest antics of Seph Lawless, internet misinformation peddler extraordinaire. A lot has happened: threats to me, my publisher, places I speak at, and so much other online harassment it merits a whole article.


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Abandoned America: Photoshop Layering and RAW Class
24th May 2016
Sometimes it's hard to get into how to edit photos during an on-site workshop. If you'd like to find out about RAW processing, bracketing, and layering in Photoshop, come join me in Philly for a fun night of photo processing, a Q&A, and light refreshments.


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Yellow Dog Village
21st May 2016
Come join Abandoned America at the former Yellow Dog Village for a photography workshop!


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Smaller and Smaller Every Day
13th March 2016
Here you saw reflected through the thick plexiglass their reaction to the animal you had become, herded to and from your cell with batons and rifles, the omnipresent threat of solitary, of other things too horrible for them to contemplate.


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The Formula of Fear
09th March 2016
I believe in monsters, but the empty buildings I visit are probably where I am least likely to find them.


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Nothing Ever Dies
03rd March 2016
It's easy to only focus on the sadness inherent in an old derelict building like Taunton, but there's so much more to what it has to tell us.


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very odd indeed | Abandoned America
01st March 2016
I may not be terribly afraid of death. I may even wish for it at times. I am, however, afraid of being paralyzed, of falling onto a rotted shard of floorboard and laying impaled and broken for hours, with no real help available.


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"Abandoned America: Dismantling the Dream" Now Available For Preorder!
01st March 2016
The newest volume of the Abandoned America series by Matthew Christopher is now available on online booksellers for preorder!


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Photography Galleries | Abandoned America

Government and Social Institutions
Asylums, institutions, military, hospitals/health care, prisons, and schools.
Business and Industry
Power plants, factories, mills, quarries, hotels, transportation, theaters, and food/agriculture
Abandoned Residential and Religious Sites
Houses, churches, graveyards
New Additions
Some of the newest work on the website and/or places which have not been added to a completed gallery yet.
Hershey Chocolate Factory, Hershey PA Abandoned America's Greatest Hits
The best of all the galleries on Abandoned America, conveniently located in one place.
Exhibits and Events
Galleries, lectures, and exhibits