2. Ellis Island Morgue, New York
Ellis Island was, of course, the major gateway destination for the millions of immigrants who arrived in America between 1892 and 1954. More than 3,000 souls died in the Ellis Island hospital while it was open, with a significant number of the bodies passing through the morgue.
The photographer had this to say of his visit: “In 2008 I got the rare opportunity to see the parts of Ellis Island in New York City that has not been restored and are not open to tourists or the public. We walked through old mental wards, infectious disease wards, saw the morgue, and the giant furnace room. It was an amazing experience and you could really feel the history alive, right here and now.”