Photos and essays be Matthew Newton capture the gloom of a dead mall

While it's easy to dismiss the shutdown of malls as a side effect of changing consumer behavior, its impact on American communities must not be downplayed. In the book by Matthew Newton called “Shopping Mall”, he chronicles in both photos and text the closing down of a much-loved community venue.

The book shows the once perfectly maintained facade reduce into cracks and chipping paint. It also highlights memories about the mall and how, in its own way, it became a small town of employees and regulars. Aside from discussing the decline of his childhood mall, Newton also interjects the dying of shopping malls as a contemporary American phenomenon. Shopping Mall is an installment of the Object Lessons series.

Shopping Mall


Lead Image: Matthew Newton

While it's easy to dismiss the shutdown of malls as a side effect of changing consumer behavior, its impact on American communities must not be downplayed. In the book by Matthew Newton called “Shopping Mall”, he chronicles in both photos and text the closing down of a much-loved community venue.

The book shows the once perfectly maintained facade reduce into cracks and chipping paint. It also highlights memories about the mall and how, in its own way, it became a small town of employees and regulars. Aside from discussing the decline of his childhood mall, Newton also interjects the dying of shopping malls as a contemporary American phenomenon. Shopping Mall is an installment of the Object Lessons series.