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Pennhurst State School and Hospital Abandoned America Workshop
03rd April 2014
Abandoned America's newest photography workshop is taking place at a legendary location, Pennhurst State School and Hospital!

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An Erasure of Sorts: An Abandoned America Blog
22nd February 2014
Sitting up there in the dark amidst the shadows of familiar things now twisted and blackened, with lazy ashes swirling in the last fleeting rays of sunshine, I knew I was where I belonged.

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Demolition by Neglect: An Abandoned America Blog
14th February 2014
How do you destroy a building you probably shouldn't be allowed to? It's a process called demolition by neglect. An Abandoned America blog by Matthew Christopher.

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A Requiem for St. Bonaventure
13th February 2014
The destruction of a true work of art is never something to revel in. The erasure of a beautiful cathedral like Philadelphia's St. Bonaventure is a tragedy for all, and an enormous hole torn both literally and figuratively in the community around it. An Abandoned America blog by Matthew Christopher

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Carrie Furnaces Photo Workshop
17th January 2014
Photography workshop at the Carrie Furnaces in Rankin, PA on April 27. Sign up before all the spots are full!

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Klotz Throwing Company Photo Workshop
17th January 2014
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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"A Vanishing Countryside" Photography Workshop
16th January 2014
Photograph abandoned barns, farm, and farmhouses in some of the most scenic locations rural Pennsylvania and New Jersey have to offer with Matthew Christopher of Abandoned America!

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Mt. Moriah Cemetery (Philadelphia) Abandoned America Photography Workshop
16th January 2014
Experience the amazing overgrown expanses of Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Philadelphia and learn to take panoramas and infrared photographs!

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Abandoned America Galleries

highlight reel
The best of all the galleries on
new and displaced work
Some of the newest work on the website and/or places which have not been added to a completed gallery yet.
business and industry business and industry
power plants, factories, mills, quarries, hotels, transportation, theaters, and food/agriculture
government and social institutions government and social institutions
Asylums, institutions, military, hospitals/health care, prisons, and schools.
residential and religious residential and religious
Houses, churches, graveyards
after the fall part 6: extinct not all is lost
Not everything I shoot is abandoned. includes active buildings, museums, state parks, portraits, landscape, etc.
gallery shows and events
Galleries, lectures, and exhibits