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Abandoned America with Matthew Christopher


Another Zoom presentation by CCCW

Join author and photographer Matthew Christopher, creator of the Abandoned America book series and website, for a journey through some of America’s most fascinating ruins – from haunting abandoned prisons and asylums to the remains of forgotten neighborhoods, factories, schools, and churches, we’ll explore the fascinating stories of how these places were left behind and what their significance is not just in the past, but our present and future as well.

Matthew Christopher has had an interest in abandoned sites since he was a child, but started documenting them a decade ago while researching the decline of the state hospital system. His two books, “Abandoned America: Dismantling the Dream” and “Abandoned America: The Age of Consequences” and his website, also titled Abandoned America, have chronicled the stories of modern ruins across the United States and gained international attention. Recently his scope has expanded to documenting abandoned locations across the globe. Matthew has an MFA in Fine Art Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology and has taught photography at a college level and now teaches photography workshops. He has had gallery shows across the US, lectured on abandoned spaces and mental health history, and his work has been in dozens of publications and media outlets including the New York Times, ABC and NBC News, PDN, The Atlantic, Photographer’s Forum, The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, the Daily Mail, NY Daily News, and many more.



Event Location and Ticket Information

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Color Camera Club of Westchester
27 Legion Drive
Valhalla, NY
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Monday, August 23, 2021
Times: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: Color Camera Club of Westchester
Presenter Phone: 914-769-7758
Presenter Website: www.colorcameraclub.org

Sponsor Message

The Color Camera Club of Westchester, serving photographers here in Westchester County since the early 1950s, was founded to sponsor and support activities for the camera enthusiast. Our purpose is to help beginning and advanced photographers learn photographic skills that will increase their artistic ability and their pleasure of photography. We have weekly meetings on most Monday nights at 7:30 PM at the American Legion Hall, 27 Legion Drive, Valhalla, NY 10595 where professionals and advanced photographers present educational and artistic programs designed to further the proficiency of our members and guests, open creative visions and to inspire.