Good Morning Smithsonian Magazine Followers! I am excited to have been invited by Smithsonian Magazine to take over their Instagram account this week. Thank you very much, Molly Roberts (@mollyarob). My name is Ben Marcin (@benmarcin) and I’m a photographer based out of #Baltimore, MD home to The Wire. Much of my work explores the idea of home and the passing of time. Over the course of the next seven days, I will be taking you on a tour of several different types of places where people live or used to live. I will start with photographs from my project Last House Standing. This photo essay features portraits of some of the solo row houses still remaining in parts of inner-city #Baltimore, #Camden, NJ and #Philadelphia. It was featured in a solo exhibit last year at @cgrimaldisgallery in Baltimore and has received considerable press worldwide. From there I will show you several photographs from “A House Apart” which documents some of the century-plus old houses that are quickly disappearing from what’s left of the rural landscape along the Philadelphia-Baltimore-DC corridor. Then we will explore the hobo camps that I photographed in #Baltimore. Finally, we’ll head west to check out the abandoned prairie houses of Colorado, the last holdouts from the #DustBowl era. I hope you enjoy the tour! If you get a moment, please check out my web-site: www.benmarcinphotos.com and my Instagram account: @benmarcin. Thank you and let’s get started!
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