In his new book 'Black Friday,' Seph Lawless captures eery shots of the Randall Park Mall prior to its demolition, along with another local mall. Once the biggest mall in the world, the Cleveland shopping centre is undergoing redevelopment. These pictures are the last taken of the mall before construction began.
Seph Lawless feels his abandoned mall photography is symbolic of the suburban economy in Cleveland, which has lost about half its population since the malls were first built in 1976. Malls being abandoned appears to be a part of a larger trend not just in Ohio.
Lawless hopes his work in 'Black Friday' raises awareness with the American people. The self-proclaimed 'artivist' believes in using art for activism and promoting social change.
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By: Alyson Wyers - Published: Apr 24, 2014 • References: fastcoexist