Abandoned Chicago: Decay in the Windy City is an exploration through photographs of the shuttered buildings that are scattered all over Cook County, Illinois, and the city of Chicago—from beautiful churches with colorful stained glass, a moldy medical clinic that still has all its machinery, and a funeral home with everything still left inside.
Have you ever questioned what’s inside that boarded-up building you pass by? This book features photographs that will show readers a glimpse inside these decaying, haunting places and make them question why some were so quickly left behind.
The city of Chicago is home to around 2.7 million people. Each year, more Chicago churches, schools, and businesses are permanently closing. Many will sit for sale in hopes of being used again or hopefully renovated into something different.
Sketchy floors, dark hallways, and flooded basements won’t stop explorer Alison Doshen from stepping inside and continuing to share these places through her photographs.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Alison Doshen is a self-taught photographer from the suburbs of Chicago and has been taking pictures since childhood. Landscapes and nature were her first inspirations, and she has found a new obsession over the years photographing lost and forgotten places. Alison enjoys capturing the architectural features that have been lost in time and her goal is to share her joy in capturing all these moments. Alison’s photos have been published in the Daily Herald and Vacate Magazine: Issue III and Issue IV. To see more of her work, visit her website, alisondoshen.com, or her Instagram page, @alisonnn07.