Photo by Ian Broyles

Photo by Ian Broyles

Matt Lambros

Matt Lambros is an architectural photographer who began photographing abandoned buildings over ten years ago. A graduate of Boston University’s digital imaging and photojournalism programs, Lambros has since been documenting the decay of America’s abandoned theaters in the hope of shedding light on these forgotten buildings and the efforts to re-purpose them. Part of raising awareness or these treasures is his involvement with various organizations that work to restore and reopen abandoned theaters in the United States. To that end Lambros has donated time and photographs to support such organizations as the Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts, who in 2009 acquired the historic Victory Theatre, derelict since 1979. Following its restoration, it will be returned by MIFA to its role as a live performance venue for the City of Holyoke, MA.

Recently, Mr. Lambros’ abandoned theater photography has been featured in several publications, including the Guardian and The New York Times. His work with Proctor’s Palace Theatre, Loew’s Majestic Theatre and Loew’s Kings Theatre (among others) has been featured in art galleries around the world.