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Photos of Personal Objects Found Inside the Abandoned Suitcases of Mental Asylum Patients

Jon-Crispin photography

In 1995, the State of New York’s Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane shuttered its doors, its facilities then primed to serve as a new treatment center for prisoners fighting drug addiction. Given a new lease on life, the Willard Asylum fared better than other such facilities in the region, many of which were boarded up and abandoned in the 1980s and earlier. Left unkempt and unconverted, these historically intriguing, often stigmatized institutions seemed otherwise doomed to be forgotten – that is, until a curious treasure was discovered in the locked attic of the Willard Asylum by some of its former staffers.

Digitally Manipulated Landscapes by Robert Schlaug

Robert Schlaug

Robert Schlaug is a self-taught German photographer who has exhibited his work internationally since 1982. Until recently, he rarely incorporated digital manipulation in his work, focusing rather on everyday architecture shot in isolation or juxtaposed with dissimilar surroundings.

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