lovingmyselfishard:

postcardsfromspace:

Graffiti in an abandoned mental institution.

this is haunting

This is not graffiti. It’s a 2001 project by photographer Kristyn Vinikour, called “The Gennie Messages.” The text comes from file notes on a women named Genevieve Pilarski, who was committed to and radically mistreated at the now-closed Manteno State Hospital. You can read more about Gennie herself here, and see the rest of the photos and read more about the project here.

Please don’t reblog this without acknowledging both the artist and the woman whose systematic dehumanization and abuse those photos were created to highlight. She was a real person, with a name. That’s important.

Thank you for the clarification, I’d not heard of the project before.  

Nor I, but the writing REALLY didn’t look like graffiti to me, so I ran a google image search, and, voila!

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