The photos are both evocative and a little bit downbeat in a show by Brazilian-born Alex Leme at Oklahoma Contemporary.
Leme took the pictures over a two-year period in Cotton Plant, a town of 650 in rural northeast Arkansas, in a project to document disappearing U.S. towns.
In a statement, Leme described the once fast-growing community as “littered with ghost factories, abandoned schools and crumbling buildings.”
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