EEAC Annual Meeting
A Conversation with Christopher Payne
11/10/2015, Tuesday, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|location:||New York University, Kimball Hall, 246 Greene Street
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|description:||Join EEAC for networking during our Annual meeting! The featured speaker will be Christopher Payne. Christopher Payne specializes in architectural photography and the large format documentation of America's industrial heritage. Trained as an architect, he is fascinated by design, assembly, and the built form. His first book, New York's Forgotten Substations: The Power Behind the Subway (Princeton Architectural Press, 2002), offered dramatic, rare views of the behemoth machines that are hidden behind modest facades in New York City. His second book, Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals (MIT Press, 2009), which includes an essay by the renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks, was the result of a seven-year survey of America's vast and largely shuttered state mental institutions. Payne's new book, North Brother Island: The Last Unknown Place in New York City (Fordham University Press, 2014), explores an uninhabited island of ruins in the East River.|