Living in New York City we’re slightly cocooned visually from the negative impact the economy has had specifically on commercial centers such as strip malls, big-box retail shops, and shopping malls, that are typically ubiquitous to many cities and towns. Chicago photographer Brian Ulrich traveled the country over the past couple years documenting these vacant stores and spaces.
Where in America are these empty stores?
Everywhere! What’s nice about photography is it can transform your perception of your experiences. By making these photographs it puts the spotlight of the massive amount of space not only dedicated to retail across the country, but the massive amount of neglect by those spaces.
For more information and photos from this project read this interview with the photographer in The Morning News.