California State Mental Hospitals, 2014 - ongoing
In 2014, I started an ongoing study of the mental health system in California. In an attempt to understand why my family did not receive adequate mental health support, I visited several mental health facilities to examine the foundation of these institutions. I began my ongoing photographic series, California State Mental Hospitals, after visiting many rundown infrastructures, that strongly resemble prisons, to address the ineffective and antiquated mental health care system. I examine the architecture in both color and black and white to capture the timelessness and contemporary aspects of the structures. During this process, I was able to conclude that the lack of mental health support for my brother was not an isolated incident but a much broader systemic issue in America. United States of America.