Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Arthur Drooker, Ruins

American photographer Arthur Drooker (born 1954) takes wonderful pictures of ruins. His first book, American Ruins (2007), won a stack of well-deserved awards. Above is Dungeness Plantation, Cumberland Island, Georgia. Below is Bannerman Castle, Pollepel Island, New York.

He followed that up with Lost Worlds (2011), photographs of ruins in the Caribbean, Central, and South America, which I just got out of my library. It's marvelous from beginning to end. Above is Sans Souci, the royal palace of the short-lived Haitian monarchy; below is the hospital of San Nicholas de Bari, Santo Domingo.

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