David Maisel, Library of Dust 271, 2005, C-print, 64 x 48 inches, courtesy of Von Lintel Gallery and the artist
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ABOUT THE ESSAY
From 1913 to 1971 five thousand one hundred and twenty one mentally ill patients were cremated. Their remains were sealed in copper canisters. In 2000 David Maisel photographed them. Read Essay >>
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Adam Harrison Levy is a writer and freelance documentary film producer and director. He was the U.S. producer for Selling the Sixties, a cultural history of advertising and Close Up, about the artist Chuck Close. He is the author of essays for Hiroshima: Ground Zero 1945, at the International Center for Photography, and Saul Leiter: Retrospective. He teaches at the School of Visual Arts and in the Film Studies Dept at Wesleyan University. In 2012 he was a Poynter Fellow at Yale University.