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    Kristen Blaul

    Kristen Blaul’s images of an abandoned mental hospital are disturbing and beautiful. One has to wonder what has happened to the patients who lived there- did they find a better home with family or did they simply die so as not to be a burden? Were they rescued by long lost friends or died alone, […]

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    Mary Ellen Mark/Ward 81 Book Review

    “Ward 81” is a book of photographs by Mary Ellen Mark documenting the Oregon State Hospital Ward 81 in 1976. It started when Mary Ellen was assigned by a magazine to do a story on the making of the movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest “(shot on location at the Oregon State Hospital). She […]

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