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Unloved and forgotten — my new photo book about abandoned places

Unloved and forgotten — my new photo book about abandoned places

I’m super-excited to announce the release of my first photo book. It includes photographs of abandoned places that I’ve visited and explored over the past ten years.

Yours truly, all aglow because I’m holding the very first copy of my new photo book called Unloved and Forgotten: Fine Art Photographs of Abandoned Places.

The book is available on Amazon at a list price of $45.99.

Buy a copy on Amazon here


For over ten years, I’ve explored and photographed abandoned places in black and white. My first photo book, Unloved and Forgotten: Fine Art Photographs of Abandoned Places, features a selection of the most intriguing and beautiful locations I found along the way. It includes richly reproduced photographs of abandoned houses, schools, churches, barns, storefronts, and even entire abandoned towns.

The book highlights fascinating locations like Adams, Tennessee (home of the infamous Bell Witch legend), and Cairo, Illinois, which has rapidly depopulated and is in the process of becoming abandoned. He offers concise backstories of several locations — a deserted mining town in Arkansas, a forsaken 1952 Plymouth found crashed against a tree on a steep hillside in the woods, and a derelict high school building with a historic graveyard on its property.

A spread from Keith Dotson's new book Unloved and Forgotten: Fine Art Photographs of Abandoned Places
A spread from Keith Dotson’s new book Unloved and Forgotten: Fine Art Photographs of Abandoned Places

Included is a brief history of George L. Mesker and Company, the mail order business that sold ornate, prefabricated ironwork storefronts to small towns across America starting in the 1880s. Mesker storefronts can still be seen on many abandoned (and preserved) buildings.

The book includes richly reproduced photographs of abandoned houses, schools, churches, barns, storefronts, and even entire abandoned towns.

Locations covered in the book include: 

  • Adams, Tennessee
  • Cahawba, Alabama
  • Cairo, Illinois
  • Kentucky (Louisville, Paducah, Hopkinsville, and more)
  • Memphis, Tennessee
  • Mississippi (Clarksdale, Greenwood, Yazoo City)
  • Rush, Arkansas
  • St. Augustine, Florida

Plus, an abandoned farm in Tennessee with a farmhouse, barn, and other buildings, and an abandoned car found wrecked against a tree on a hillside in the woods.

Buy your copy on Amazon here

Thanks for reading!

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~ Keith

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