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Jamie Betts: Left Behind
Jamie Betts is a Fine Art, Commercial and Editorial photographer based in Richmond, Virginia. For the past ten years, Betts has documented abandoned places found across Virginia and beyond. Like stepping into a time capsule, these photographs tell the stories of their past inhabitants. Peeling wallpaper, crumbling brickwork and personal artifacts reveal traces of human presence and the inevitable effect of time. Derelict hospitals, farmhouses, barns, churches and other forgotten places appear to decay and crack before our eyes. Nature slowly begins to invade them as moss, stalactites and vegetation take hold.
These exhibitions are supported in part through generous contributions by Acoustical Sheet Metal, Capital Group Companies, and PRA Group, as well as grants made possible by the Business Consortium for Arts Support, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission.
Organized by Virginia MOCA. Curated by Alison Byrne.