Photographer Seph Lawless series “Black Friday” is a great photographic collection of abandoned shopping malls Ohio (Rolling Acres Mall and Randall Park Mall). When he was young, Seph used to spend his free time with friends and family there.
Lawless explains “these commercial complexes were great, overflowing with life, as the economy of the time they were built.” Today, both shopping centers are abandoned and are awaiting demolition. Are configured as a reflection of the decline of American malls. According to CBS, no new mall has been built in the US since 2006 and experts predict that half of the existing close their doors over the next ten years.
“I wanted Americans to see what was happening to their country from the comfort of their suburban homes and smart phones.”