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"To all those that have, and to all those that still, endure..."

Selected photographs from several now-abandoned institutions including:

Northampton State Hostpital for the Insane
Norwich State Hospital for the Insane
Hudson River State Hospital for the Insane
Pennhurst State School
Forest Haven
Marlboro State Hospital for the Insane
Seaview Sanatorium
Overbrook State Hospital for the Insane
Greystone Park Psychiatric Center

Concept and photography: Eric Adams
Verse: James Castle


About the Author

Eric Adams
tarredphoto Baltimore, MD, USA

What else can I say that hasn't already been said;

“Civilization today reminds me of an ape with a blowtorch playing in a room full of dynamite. It looks like the monkeys are about to operate the zoo, and the inmates are taking over the asylum.”

-Vance Havner

Comments (4) Write a comment


vaughn2004 says

it is interesting to see an outsiders point of view from the inside out. the artist beautifully captured the pain some people go through...

posted at 02:44pm Aug 01 PST


powderworks says

Enthralling! Anyone touched by the effects of mental illness would do themselves a disservice by not letting this author take them on a tour of the need of so many...a release.

posted at 11:48am Jul 25 PST


cgemps2 says

incredible concept and enthralling execution!! from these hauntingly beautiful images, i feel from both the artist and patients point of view.

posted at 10:40am Jul 24 PST


kmk1 says

Masterful! The artist captures an eerie tranquility and inspires a viewers imagination.

posted at 08:28am Jul 24 PST


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