Julia Solis

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Julia Solis is a writer and photographer who investigates ruined urban spaces. She is the founder of two arts organizations: Dark Passage and Ars Subterranea, both of which are dedicated to exploring and exposing New York City ruins and underground spaces.[1]

Solis wrote the book New York Underground and her photography book Stages of Decay (Prestel, 2013) shows abandoned American and European theaters.[2][3] She is the executive producer of the film American Ruins.[1]


Publications by Solis[edit]

  • Funeral Play. Artist book on wood veneer and video for Anthology Film Archives.
  • Scrub Station. Koja, 2006. ISBN 978-0970722423. Short stories.
  • New York Underground: The Anatomy of a City. Routledge, 2007. ISBN 978-0415963107.
  • Stages of Decay. Prestel, 2013. ISBN 978-3791348193. Photographs.

Publications with others[edit]

  • Dead Rollers. Collaboration with Tom Kirsch for Proteus Gowanus.
  • Tales from the Sanatorium. Graphic novel in collaboration with Bryan Papciak and Ars Subterranea.
  • Irma. Collaboration with Tom Kirsch, Furnace Press.


  • American Ruins – executive producer

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Shaffner, Brooke. "Dark Passage: Julia Solis". Bomb — Artists in Conversation. Bomb Magazine. Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2014-07-09.
  2. ^ Abbey-Lambertz, Kate (April 6, 2013). "Abandoned Theaters Full Of Stunning Drama In 'Stages Of Decay' By Julia Solis". HuffPost Detroit. HuffPost. Retrieved 2014-07-09.
  3. ^ Lanks, Belinda. "Captivating Photos Of America's Abandoned Theaters". Fast Company Design. Fast Company. Retrieved 2014-07-09.

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