Title: The Ghosts of Ellis Island: A project by JR
with drawings by Art Spiegelman
Authors: JR, Art Spiegelman
The Ghosts of Ellis Island is the book recounts The Unframed Ellis Island project which was about bringing alive the memory of
Ellis Island, the entry point to America for millions of immigrants. it
is an ongoing project by JR, who uses images by famous or anonymous
photographers and archival images.
On the south side of the island, the Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital
has been abandoned since 1954. JR revisited the archives of Ellis
Island and created many installations in these buildings so full in
stories. Art Spiegelman collaborates with JR on this book, illustrating
on photographs, visiting notable stories of immigrants that came
through Ellis Island.
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