American Malls Were So Different Back In The 80’s

In 1989 Michael Galinsky was a Religious Studies major at NYU. He took a photography class and started taking pictures at a local mall for an assignment because he was also interested in anthropology. When the class finished his professor encouraged him to continue taking pictures, so he went around the country with his friend taking pictures at American malls.

Those pictures were compiled in a book and successfully funded on Kickstarter in 2011. That book is out of print but copies of it are going for $1,000.

Now he’s back with another book and even more never-before-seen pictures. His new Kickstarter is called “The Decline of Mall Civilization” and Michael has shared with us some of his photographs. Enjoy.

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