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A Look at Abandoned America

Ali R.

A fascinating look at abandoned places throughout the country. Photographer Matthew Christopher starts a conversation about these beautiful places and what they represent.

'People have criticized photography like Christopher's as "ruin porn"--a term that probably originated in Detroit. But he defends the work as opening up a necessary debate. "They're irritated and say 'you're only showing one side'. But the discussion wouldn't have been opened up at all without compelling images.'

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