New Photography from Old City Hospital,
St. Louis, 2001

In the Fall of 2000, I started photographing old City Hospital in St. Louis, it was St. Louis's charity hospital since the turn of the century and had been empty since the early 1980's. In serious disrepair and vandalized over the years, there was not much left of it but decay and the ghosts of its past. Through the use of in camera collage, I attmept to give a sense of the past, the desperate people who sought out its services, and my own reflections of its life-past and present.

The building is scheduled for demolition in Fall of 2001.

Earlier work from this project can be seen at another location on this WWW site:
New Nudes From Fall & Winter 2000

This portfolio is dedicated to my life long mentor and friend Bart Parker, who I consider one of the living masters of this approch to image making.





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Copyright 2001. Use of these images without written permission from the artist is strictly forbidden.


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Created: 5/17/01, sjstremb
Last Modified: 7/21/08, sjstremb