Unless you were born of a certain era, chances are good you’ve never set foot in something called a ‘shopping mall’, a rapidly disappearing structure that once dominated the American landscape and pop-culture. In recent times, however, these once dominant symbols of a thriving economy have largely been relegated to dilapidation and decay.
In this calculating episode of the Popzara Podcast our own “child of the 80s” Nathan Evans talks with photojournalist and controversial ‘urban explorer’ Seph Lawless about his new collection of photos documenting this decay, Autopsy of America: The Death of a Nation, due this month from Carpet Bombing Culture.
Also discussed are the ethics and responsibilities of photojournalists, odd comparisons to apocalyptic iconography (hint: zombies!), and how the rise of ‘Rust Belt Politics’ can make for strange bedfellows indeed. Take a listen now as you’re totally invited; no breaking and entering necessary!