Julia Solis is an internationally renowned investigator of ruined urban spaces. She is the founder of the creative preservation group, Ars Subterranea, which stages scavenger hunts and exhibitions in unusual locations across New York City. Her previous books include New York Underground: The Anatomy of a City and Scrub Station.
"Solis beautifully captures these [abandoned] spaces in her work, documenting the complexity inherent in falling apart." --The North Adams Transcript "Solis makes the viewer feel as though they are the last to witness what was once a grand and glorious stage." --The Business Insider "These photographs are haunting and lovely--an ode to what once was, but also an ode to what is." --Flavorwire "The lush, detailed photographs in Stages of Decay evoke Solis' sense of wonder and mystery about abandoned spaces." --The Huffington Post