Asylum

Benrubi Gallery presents Asylum, the 2nd solo exhibition from award-winning photographer Christopher Payne. Payne visited seventy shuttered mental hospitals in thirty states between 2002 and 2008, photographing both their palatial exteriors and their crumbling interiors.
, 'Lobby of Mead Building, Yankton State  Hospital, South Dakota,' 2008, Benrubi Gallery

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Lobby of Mead Building, Yankton State Hospital, South Dakota, 2008

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, 'State Records and Files, Spring Grove State Hospital, Catonsvile, Maryland,' 2005, Benrubi Gallery

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State Records and Files, Spring Grove State Hospital, Catonsvile, Maryland, 2005

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, 'Patient Dresses Made at Clarinda State Hospital, Clarinda, Iowa,' 2008, Benrubi Gallery

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Patient Dresses Made at Clarinda State Hospital, Clarinda, Iowa, 2008

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, 'Autopsy Theater, St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Washington D.C.,' 2005, Benrubi Gallery

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Autopsy Theater, St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Washington D.C., 2005

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, 'Sheet Metal Forms, Willard State Hospital,  Willard, New York,' 2007, Benrubi Gallery

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Sheet Metal Forms, Willard State Hospital, Willard, New York, 2007

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, 'Straightjacket, Logansport State Hospital, Logansport, Indiana,' 2007, Benrubi Gallery

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Straightjacket, Logansport State Hospital, Logansport, Indiana, 2007

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, 'Noble Hall, Connecticut Valley State Hospital, Middletown, Connecticut,' 2003, Benrubi Gallery

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Noble Hall, Connecticut Valley State Hospital, Middletown, Connecticut, 2003

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, 'Patient Toothbrushes, Hudson River State  Hospital, Poughkeepsie, New York,' 2005, Benrubi Gallery

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Patient Toothbrushes, Hudson River State Hospital, Poughkeepsie, New York, 2005

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, 'Patient Bathtub, Fairfield State Hospital,  Newtown, Connecticut,' 2003, Benrubi Gallery

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Patient Bathtub, Fairfield State Hospital, Newtown, Connecticut, 2003

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, 'Film Projection Equipment, Harrisburg State Hospital, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania,' 2005, Benrubi Gallery

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Film Projection Equipment, Harrisburg State Hospital, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 2005

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, 'Typical Ward, Kankakee State Hospital,  Kankakee, Illinois,' 2007, Benrubi Gallery

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Typical Ward, Kankakee State Hospital, Kankakee, Illinois, 2007

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, 'Patient Suitcases in Ward Attic, Bolivar State Hospital, Bolivar, Tennessee,' 2007, Benrubi Gallery

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Patient Suitcases in Ward Attic, Bolivar State Hospital, Bolivar, Tennessee, 2007

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, 'Farm Silos, Cherry State Hospital, Goldsboro,  North Carolina,' 2007, Benrubi Gallery

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Farm Silos, Cherry State Hospital, Goldsboro, North Carolina, 2007

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, 'Post Office, Concord State Hospital, Concord,  New Hampshire,' 2009, Benrubi Gallery

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Post Office, Concord State Hospital, Concord, New Hampshire, 2009

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, 'Casket and Unused Grave Markers, St. Lawrence State Hospital, Ogdensburg, New York,' 2004, Benrubi Gallery

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Casket and Unused Grave Markers, St. Lawrence State Hospital, Ogdensburg, New York, 2004

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