Abandoned New Orleans PREORDER
Often off limits to the public, abandoned photography offers a glimpse into the beautiful urban ruins that are left behind. New Orleans faced a daunting reconstruction after having endured one of the worst storms ever on record in 2005. Hurricane Katrina caused levees to fail, releasing billions of gallons of water throughout New Orleans and surrounding parishes. The catastrophic flooding destroyed or damaged over 200,000 homes and displaced more than 800,000 citizens. Fourteen years after the storm, there are still thousands of abandoned properties across the city. As neighborhoods rebuild, many historic structures become renovated, demolished, or simply forgotten. In Abandoned New Orleans, photographer Leland Kent provides an extraordinary look at eight historic and abandoned locations. From a hospital where patients and staff were trapped during the storm, to a long forgotten Nazi internment camp, and the first high school built for African-American students. Each chapter gives an in-depth look at these places accompanied by a gallery of stunning imagery. ($23.99 retail price. Available March 25, 2019. Each copy will be signed and includes shipping)
Abandoned Georgia: Exploring the Peach State
Abandoned photography captures the beauty in urban ruins left behind. The goal is to give the viewer an exhilarating look at our past and these forgotten places. From a small amusement park to what was once the world’s largest mental asylum, Georgia is home to many fascinating abandoned places. There is even one stately mansion that is not entirely vacant since the former owner is buried in the backyard. In Abandoned Georgia: Exploring the Peach State, photographer Leland Kent showcases eleven abandoned places from across the state. Each chapter gives a detailed narrative about these amazing places accompanied by stunning imagery. $23.99 retail price. Signed and includes shipping.
Founded in 1871 after the Civil War, Birmingham rapidly grew as an industrial enterprise due to the abundance of the three raw materials used in making steel–iron ore, coal, and limestone. Birmingham’s rapid growth was due to the booming iron and steel industries giving it the nickname “Magic City” and “Pittsburgh of the South.” The city was named after Birmingham, England, as a nod to the major industrial powerhouse. The iron and steel industries began to dry up by the early 1970s, leaving behind dozens of abandoned structures that now dot the city’s landscape. In the last several years, Birmingham has begun to experience a rebirth. Money has been invested in reconstructing the historic downtown area into a pedestrian-friendly mixed-use district. In Abandoned Birmingham, photographer Leland Kent gives the reader an in-depth look at the forgotten buildings and factories throughout the city. $24.99 retail price. Signed and includes shipping.