EASTERN STATE PENITENTIARY

Eastern State Penitentiary is an old prison in Philadelphia.  While it is no longer an active prison, it has been preserved "in a state of decay".  Famous criminals such as Al Capone were held in Eastern State.  The prison is laid out in a radial design and was built at a time when the focus was on rehabilitation of criminals.

The first two images ("barber chair" and "double doors" were given a Merit Award and selected for publication in the 2007 B&W Magazine Portfolio Contest.

 

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