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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Christopher Hall is currently a student in his first year at Maryland Institute College of Arts working towards a BFA in photography. At just nineteen years old, he has been featured in many galleries for his work as well as receiving many notable awards such as a Gold Key for his portfolio submission in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Christopher began exploring abandoned places about three years ago and it has been a very strong passion of his ever since. Based in Maryland, he travels up and down the east coast exploring what has been left behind.