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Asylum: Photographing Mental Hospitals

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We're back with another lecture post. This time on a more serious topic. Architect and photographer Christopher Payne spent six years photographing closed state mental hospitals. In this video, he talks about his work and show photos which appear in his book, Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals.

This project is a collaborative effort of UVA School of Architecture Center for Design and Health, Office of the Vice President for Research, History of the Health Sciences Lecture Series, and Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities, School of MedicineLearn more about Christopher Payne's project at his website here. This video was available on YouTube along with an extended talk by Payne which can be found here.

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