Out of the Box


Big Box stores like Wal-Mart, K-Mart and huge grocery stores are part of America’s dream of big, fast, and cheap. But as stores close or relocate, they leave behind their empty shells, draining shopping centers and leaving cavernous spaces with little hope of becoming stores again. They become their towns’ problems to solve.

This photo essay was part of a journalism class project with the prompt “Rethinking the American Dream.”