Modern Ruins

Modern Ruins

Documenting modern ruins since 1973, sharing online since 1995.

Sometimes I feel like a time traveler visiting the past and returning with a piece of endangered history. I’ve been trying to bring some of the past back into the present for over forty years, ever since rowing out to then-abandoned Ellis Island in 1974 when I was a senior in high school to make a 16mm film with my friend Steve Siegel. Exploring New York’s ruins was the closest thing to the frontier, and at the time New York had a lot of them.

I’ve since photographed dozens of abandoned places around the world, returning to many to capture the changes. Many have since been demolished; some, like Ellis Island and the High Line, have been restored, and some, like Greystone Park Hospital, the S.S. United States and the New York State Pavilion, are now in jeopardy.

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