Forgotten Ellis Island in NY Times

A scene from the film ‘Forgotten Ellis Island’


JR, a French photographer, was as captivated as I was by the empty hospital buildings located on Ellis Island‘s south side.

After ten years of research, writing, and filming the buildings and former patients, Forgotten Ellis Island the film I produced and directed was broadcast and continues to be broadcast on PBS. The dvd and companion book to Forgotten Ellis Island can be purchased here.

Today, a new exhibit has been installed in some of the hauntingly beautiful rooms and hallways of the hospital. Featuring several archival photographs of immigrant patients and their families, the hospital breathes life once again. Bringing faces from the past into the present. Click here or on the photo to read the article

in the NY TIMES for more information about tickets to view the buildings and exhibit. Expect to be moved by it…