Photographer Captures the Haunting Beauty of Abandoned Shopping Malls

The deserted interiors of abandoned shopping malls across the United States are the subject of a fascinating new book of photographs by Seph Lawless, titled "Black Friday-The Collapse of the American Shopping Mall". The book documents the demise of the Rolling Acres and and Randall Park Mall in Ohio, both built in the the mid-1970s and abandoned in 2008 and 2009. According to Brandt: “The goal was to show the world a different side of America. A vulnerable side. I think an abandoned mall is symbolic of the economic decline of America and is a true indication of what happens when cities like Cleveland suffers massive population loss due to loss of manufacturing jobs.”

 Find out more about the book here.

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