Abandoned Philadelphia: The Birthplace of America

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What became our nation’s first capital, Philadelphia is a city full of history that is vital to the development of the United States of America. It is a city full of architectural and cultural diversity. Throughout the many transitions Philadelphia’s economy has faced, many of these incredible marvels have been forgotten, and because of this, over the past decade, the city has become an epicenter for urban exploration on the East Coast. People travel from all over the United States to visit and photograph the abandoned places that lie within Philadelphia. Religious buildings, schools, theaters, power plants, and even a renowned boxing ring are a few of the many that sit abandoned to this day. While taking photos of these spaces can only do so much to bring recognition to them, photographer Christopher Hall aims to bring the story and history of these places back into the light. In this book, he showcases his collection of photographs from over the past five years of exploring Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love and the birthplace of America.
ISBN: 9781634993166
Format: Paperback
Publisher: America Through Time
State: Pennsylvania
Series: America Through Time
Images: 141
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9 (h)
CHRISTOPHER HALL is currently a student at the Maryland Institute College of Arts working towards a BFA in photography. At a young age of twenty-one, he has received variety of awards for his work, and has been featured in a variety of galleries and publications. Christopher began exploring abandoned places about four years ago, and it has been a strong passion of his ever since. Based in Baltimore, Maryland, he travels all over the United States exploring what has been left behind in hopes to shed light on the history and story the places have to tell. More of his work can be found on his Instagram page @hallchris and his website www.hallchrisphotography.com.
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