Book Launch of J.N. Adam Memorial Hospital: Her Inside Voice by Char Szabo-Perricelli, Artist/Photographer
The Museum of disABILITY History will host photographer/artist, Char Szabo-Perricelli, to launch her book, J.N. Adam Memorial Hospital: Her Inside Voice on Friday, November 4, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at 3826 Main Street, Buffalo. The free presentation will include a book signing and question and answer session. The book is published through the Museum of disABILITY History and the presentation is part of its Dialogues on disABILITY Speaker Series.
Featuring the photography and writing of Char Szabo-Perricelli, the book is the result of a multi-year photo documentation project. It also includes historical support from the Museum of disABILITY History as part of its premier publications in the Abandoned History Series. From what was once a majestic medical facility to the ruins it is becoming today, this book will take you back to the grand beginning and leave you with a sense of loss.
While describing her passion to create this book, Szabo-Perricelli said: “A ‘meant to be’ moment was when I first laid eyes on the JN Adam Memorial Hospital back in 2001. It called to my already passionate fascination with architecture, history, mysteries and photography. I started researching the back story, but nothing I found seemed complete to me or said much about why it was sitting there unused or what circumstances kept it in such an idyllic abandoned limbo. That in itself turned my curiosity into an overwhelming need to tell the story through photographs and to bring awareness.”
The full color hardcover book with more than 400 photos will be for sale during the presentation, the Museum of disABILITY History store and Amazon. To register for the presentation or for more information, call 716.629.3626.
Established in 1998, the Museum of disABILITY History is the only one of its kind in the United States and is dedicated to advancing the understanding, acceptance and independence of people with disabilities. Located in Buffalo NY, the Museum’s exhibits, collections, publications, archives and educational programs create awareness and a platform for dialogue and discovery.