by Annie Churdar in New Photography on Saturday 8 June 2013

Mental institutions are far scarier than any haunted house. Whether deserted or still functioning, I can’t shake the image of skeletal human beings imprisoned, tortured, and experimented on behind those walls. This photo series by Jeremy Harris seems to capture the spirit of those people who used to live confined in these rooms. Exploring the empty buildings before they’re destroyed, Harris ventures into uncharted territory to collect these haunting images. Between the scratches and messages carved into the walls, and left-over broken furniture, this series is sure to send shivers down your spine.