UPDATE – Maisel’s images are on Boing Boing today.

LA photographer David Maisel made two series of photographs last spring at the Oregon State Hospital. Both are in part online. The first is Library of Dust, a series of images of cremated remains of thousands of patients from the Oregon State Hospital which have gone unclaimed over the decades. The second is Asylum, showing the ghosty, condemned and abandoned section of the hospital to which David was able to finesse access. An essential skill with photogs.

Expect a series of gallery shows + book.

See – Library of Dust
See – Asylum

Also see Mary Ellen Mark’s terrifying series from the 1970’s – Ward 81.

Schizophrenia –A dream in the daylight.