Wednesday, October 14, 2009

EVENT: Documenting New England Ruination

If you are as big a fan of books like Abandoned New England as I am, you'll be sure to show up for this upcoming Maine Historical Society event!


WHAT:The Maine Historical Society invites you to... Ruin: Photographs of a Vanishing America by Brian Vanden Brink, Photographer
WHEN:Tuesday, October 20, 12:00-1:00pm
WHERE: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, ME
COST: Free and open to the public.
FMI: For more information call (207)774-1822, or e-mail, or visit

Join the photographer to explore his newly published collection of images. Vanden Brink's photographs capture the gradual demise of churches, mills, bridges, grain elevators, storefronts, and other iconic American structures that were built - and ultimately abandoned. His collection considers the value and significance of these sites, past and present, and grants permanence to places that may soon vanish forever.

Vanden Brink is an award-winning architectural photographer whose work regularly appears in Down East Magazine, the New York Times Magazine, Architectural Digest, Coastal Living, and New England Home Magazine, among many other publications. This is his third book.

1 comment:

Jeffrey Blake Palmer said...

This is the bomb! Love it, love it, love it. Maybe I'll get a copy for Xmas. ~ JBP