Photographer Matthew Christopher has managed to become an advocate for forgotten communities and their abandoned heritage. Through his stunning photography, he brings attention to the once grandiose and industrial spaces, which now stand as relics of a bygone era. But more than just lensing these amazing sights, Christopher works hard to capture the stories behind these places, highlighting not only the buildings but also the people who relied on them for healthcare, shelter or jobs at one point in time.
Christopher never trespasses when taking pictures of these forgotten sites—instead he involves local communities in order to gain permission and learn about what made the area so special. This extra effort goes a long way towards understanding the unique history of each place he visits and how it shaped local culture.
Christopher’s work is currently captured in his documentary ‘Abandoned America: Dismantling The Dream’ which takes viewers on a journey through some of his most captivating photos and stories. Here viewers can see firsthand what makes each place so special as well as get an insight into how powerful heritage can be for connecting generations.
So if you’re looking for a unique way to explore America’s forgotten past, look no further than Matthew Christopher’s documentary. With breathtaking visuals and heartfelt stories that highlight both endangered architecture and communities alike, this film is sure to capture your imagination and bring light to a history that should never be forgotten.