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Inside New York City’s Most Mysterious Architectural Time Capsule

Inside New York City’s Most Mysterious Architectural Time Capsule

For the past half century, 190 Bowery has been a legend. The six-storey, 72-room former bank building on the fringes of SoHo looked like a war zone on the outside, crumbling and covered in graffiti. And the inside, the home of a photographer with insane real estate luck — well…

The Myth Of An Untouched Chernobyl

The Myth Of An Untouched Chernobyl

Chernobyl’s desolation is ruin porn’s hallowed ground. But photographer Darmon Richter says the image of an abandoned Soviet city, untouched since its nuclear disaster, is a carefully constructed facade, a powerful and profitable myth perpetuated by the moneymakers of dark tourism.