by Clare Hillier in New Photography on Saturday 18 June 2011

Big malls. Big mullets. Big double denim. In 1989, Michael Galinsky drove across America and documented malls along the way. He shot about 30 rolls of slide film in malls from Long Island to North Dakota and Seattle.

‘It was hard to tell from the images where they were taken, and that was kind of the point. I was interested in the creeping loss of regional differences’, explains Galinsky. As an incredible time machine, these images only getter better as the years roll by. Galinsky is trying to turn his photos into a book.
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