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North brother Island he is an uninhabited island of ruins in the east river New York CitIs the most unexpected places in a city like New York if it is a secret hiding in Plain Sight it has been abandoned for the last 50 years or so since 1963 but from the 1880s all the way u60s it was home to thousands of people in the late 19th Century there was Constance care of contagious diseases with the huge Burden In population New York City and diseases for always making headlines and so that's when your brother Alan came into prominence as a quarantine HospitaStep on do it and all of a sudden you were in the middle of the city and yet you're completely alone it's an experience it I've never had anyone else it's like you're walking back into time into another world and yet you still hear the sounds of the city one time I even heard the Mr softee truck because an ice cream truck and I heard that and it was it was busy one hand at PortobellThe world of the living with state is New York City vibrant and alive and yet I was in one of these abandoned buildings which hasn't been used in injection so been on the island is full of contrast the most interesting building on North brother Island by far as the tuberculosis desirSainsbury's intended function by the time it was completed in 1943 the Threat of tuberculosis it past and it really wasn't the need to quarantine people on Islands like my brother anymore and so it was used mostly for housing for the returning veterans after WWII in later on for the juvenile delinquents I like to think that my photographs tell audi loop back to the past it certainly when they are paired witYou can get a sense of what happened before but also how quickly things this in grey and then I read this wonderful book called the world without us Alan Weisman and it discusses what will happen to the world if people just left in he took over and it made me realise it was not just a look into the past but it was a look into the future and that these photographs show what would happen to New York City and the world around us if people just under left and how quickly nature would just reclaim what it hurts it close to that the Conundrum thougI'm living in a natural world which we tried it alteVoice reassert itself in the end