Operating table, Abandoned Medical School, Russia

Operating table, Abandoned Medical School, Russia

17.07.11
Abandoned School- Detroit

Abandoned School- Detroit

07.08.11
Abandoned School- DetroitPhoto documentation of fight injuries found  in the principal’s office. The report in the student’s own handwriting  says: “This is what I was at my locker and the 8th Grade Hall and so she  came up to me and said you said you ain’t like me I said if I did what  you gonna do about it then she hit me…”

Abandoned School- Detroit
Photo documentation of fight injuries found in the principal’s office. The report in the student’s own handwriting says: “This is what I was at my locker and the 8th Grade Hall and so she came up to me and said you said you ain’t like me I said if I did what you gonna do about it then she hit me…”

07.08.11
Abandoned School- DetroitSnow fills a former school library after vandals broke the floor-to-ceiling windows.

Abandoned School- Detroit
Snow fills a former school library after vandals broke the floor-to-ceiling windows.

08.08.11
Abandoned School- DetroitAt the end of the 2007 school year, Jane  Cooper Elementary (built in 1920) was left unsecured in the middle of  the wasteland where a middle-class neighbourhood once stood. It took  “scrappers” only a few months to strip the building of every last ounce  of metal and leave it looking as though it hadn’t been occupied for  decades.

Abandoned School- Detroit
At the end of the 2007 school year, Jane Cooper Elementary (built in 1920) was left unsecured in the middle of the wasteland where a middle-class neighbourhood once stood. It took “scrappers” only a few months to strip the building of every last ounce of metal and leave it looking as though it hadn’t been occupied for decades.

08.08.11
Abandoned SchoolPennhurst State School opened in Spring City, PA, in 1908. The  facility was dedicated to treat people with mental and physical  disabilities, but in 1946 there were only seven physicians serving over  2,000 patients.Reports of beatings by staff and other patients, assault, and extended  periods of isolation were uncovered. Residents regressed into mentally  disturbed states of mind. In 1977, the institution was found guilty of  violating patient’s constitutional rights in a class-action lawsuit.Among the debris and destruction are reminders of the students who  attended school here. The school is seeped with trauma. Instead of  finding broken desks, the atmosphere is heavy with broken spirits.Ex-patients and many other reports were documented, including abuse,  patient case studies, and behavior modification. Pennhurst State School  was closed in 1987.

Abandoned School

Pennhurst State School opened in Spring City, PA, in 1908. The facility was dedicated to treat people with mental and physical disabilities, but in 1946 there were only seven physicians serving over 2,000 patients.

Reports of beatings by staff and other patients, assault, and extended periods of isolation were uncovered. Residents regressed into mentally disturbed states of mind. In 1977, the institution was found guilty of violating patient’s constitutional rights in a class-action lawsuit.

Among the debris and destruction are reminders of the students who attended school here. The school is seeped with trauma. Instead of finding broken desks, the atmosphere is heavy with broken spirits.

Ex-patients and many other reports were documented, including abuse, patient case studies, and behavior modification. Pennhurst State School was closed in 1987.

08.08.11
Abandoned SchoolPennhurst State School- Spring City, PA (See last post for details)

Abandoned School
Pennhurst State School- Spring City, PA (See last post for details)

09.08.11
Abandoned SchoolPennhurst State School- Spring City, PA

Abandoned School
Pennhurst State School- Spring City, PA

09.08.11
Abandoned Girls School in the US. Notice the creepy pentagram on the floor….

Abandoned Girls School in the US. Notice the creepy pentagram on the floor….

09.08.11

Classroom in abandoned school - North Brother Island, NY

Photography by Christopher Payne

20.01.12