This Abandoned NYC Photo Series Portrays the City's Shameful Past

By: Farida Helmy - Jun 19, 2014
References: offset & featureshoot
Even though New York City is bustling with urbanites and overcrowded streets, there are certain spooky spots -- as this abandoned NYC photo series portrays -- that are hidden from the urban jungle facade.

Captured by photographer Will Ellis, this abandoned NYC photo series takes us on a journey through Ellis's haunting adventures in the city's ruins and rubble. Documenting forgotten locations across the city, Ellis's humongous project focuses on areas like the North Brother Island and the Staten Island Farm Colony -- where still lies a desolate hospital for quarantined patients and structures that were once home to society’s unwanted souls.

The images of the now-empty asylum and hospital sheds light on the sort of living conditions those living within the walls had to deal with.