Click to preview Abandoned America _ 1 photo book

Abandoned America is my personal exploration of the places we've worked, lived, vandalized, abandoned and destroyed. These images are a a compelling record of what we, as a culture have done, the artifacts we've left and the energy and sadness that follows our near every move.

My intention is to release these books as limited run collectables. If the subject matter interests you buy the book, because once the run has sold out - it's gone.

This book's subject: The State Psychiatric Hospital

A former patient recalls his time at the State Psychiatric Hospital.

R – Adolescent Patient 1990 – 1994
“Probably there aren’t many people who survive their experiences at the State Hospital. Many are no longer with us, locked up in another institution, or on the streets that we pass everyday. My memories are very vivid. Many of the people who shared their lives with me come from very broken lives. I don’t know how I survived my four years being institutionalized. For those who may read this or have some curiosity about life in an insane asylum, life here was far from normal. I can still hear, see the sights, and the screams of the kids who were abused, injected with thorizine a.k.a. slow juice, put on all kinds of meds, tied in a four point restraint to a bed, locked up in a cell to unanswered cries of help. It was never a day that this never happen”


About the Author

Stephen Berner
I’m a NYC native, a photo story-teller, a tour guide, explorer , two-wheel traveler & student of human behavior…

Publish Date  September 21, 2011

Dimensions  Standard Landscape  20 pgs Premium Paper, lustre finish

Category  Arts & Photography

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