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Blogs and News | Abandoned America

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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Leap of Faith Workshop 3: 2016 Edition
21st May 2016
The 2016 Abandoned America Leap of Faith workshop is finally announced!


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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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Pennhurst State School and Hospital Abandoned America Workshop
12th December 2015
Abandoned America's newest photography workshop is taking place at a legendary location, Pennhurst State School and Hospital!


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"A Vanishing Countryside" Photography Workshop
10th December 2015
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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Sale on Signed Copies of My Book, "Abandoned America: The Age of Consequences"!
15th November 2015
I'm running a promotion: buy a signed copy of my book through my website and you'll get a free 5x7, or some other Abandoned America goodies of equal or greater value!


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Debunking "The Trolley Tragedy of 1957"
18th October 2015
What happens when news stories about abandoned sites are published without fact checking? A bizarro tale of Seph Lawless, fraud, and a journalistic train wreck. By Matthew Christopher of Abandoned America


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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