With all the malls and retail spaces dotting the American landscape, ruined malls could someday stand as memorials to modern society. Photographer Brian Ulrich documents abandoned and neglected retail spaces, including many that have already fallen into decay.
The more immaculate of these malls evoke the nation of ghost malls Cory Doctorow imagines in his recent book Makers, or seem ripe for zombies. But the decaying images offer possible glimpses of America's eventual ruins.
JC Penney, Dixie Square Mall, 2009
Belz Factory Outlet Mall, 2009
Rolling Acres Mall 1, 2008
Columbus City Center, 2009
Dixie Square Mall, 2008
Kentucky Fried Chicken, 2009