In 1989, Michael Galinsky toured the malls of the US with a cheap camera in-hand. Years later, he's launched a Kickstarter project to compile those images into a photo book celebrating these dying bastions of American culture. As my pal Koshi who sent me the link said "I can smell the Hickory Farms and corn dogs." From Kickstarter:
I shot about 30 rolls of slide film in malls from Long Island to North Dakota to Seattle. It was hard to tell from the images where they were taken, and that was kind of the point. I was interested in the creeping loss of regional differences. I thought a lot about (photographer Robert) Frank's "The Americans" as we drove from place to place without any sense of place."Malls Across America"
David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.
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