New book showcases Georgia’s abandoned places

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In Abandoned Georgia: Traveling the Backroads, photographer Leland Kent showcases fourteen abandoned locations from across the state. Whether it’s a small six-room school or a sprawling defunct religious community, they are all left for nature to take over after being discarded by humanity.

Each chapter captures the beauty of these abandoned places through stunning imagery accompanied by a detailed narrative.

Abandoned photography captures the beauty of urban ruins left behind. The author’s goal is to give the viewer an exhilarating look at our past and inside these forgotten places.

Each location has a story waiting to be told. Georgia is home to dozens of fascinating abandoned or forgotten places. Follow along with Leland as he travels the backroads of Georgia, uncovering hidden gems across the state. You can find more of Leland’s work at www.abandonedsoutheast.com.

Kent grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, where his family still resides. He completed a bachelor’s degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and later became a self-taught photographer. Leland created a blog, Abandoned Southeast, in 2016 to document and share the urban ruins he has explored.

Leland feels it is important to preserve these places for future generations through photography. His photos have been featured and can regularly be seen in a variety of worldwide publications. Leland enjoys historical research, road trips, and sharing his finds through his blog.

He currently lives in Florida with his wife. Check out more of Leland’s work at www.abandonedsoutheast.com.

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