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    Posted March 16, 2014 by
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    Seph Lawless is a photographer that is known for sharing his unusual, but captivating photographs of abandoned structures across his social media platforms, which recently inspired thousands of college students from all over the world to write poetry to his hauntingly beautiful images. Lawless' photographs have grown widely popular on his Instagram account (@SEPHLAWLESS) and Facebook Fan page where he has thousands of fans and followers including support from celebrities such as Rihanna. Recently, two American professors and a professor in Pakistan have been using Lawless' photographs to inspire and promote creative writing among their students.

     

    Lawless has released some of these poems to his fans and followers on his Instagram and Facebook account and will soon dedicate a whole section to his website where he will be listing these poems attached to the images that they used to create their poems.

     

    This week Texas A&M ordered Seph Lawless' book entitled Autopsy of America for the University library after several students and a sociology professor requested it. It will be the fourth major University that is using Lawless' photographs to engage students. Something Lawless finds truly rewarding and humbling.

     

    The following is from Lawless' Facebook fan page dated March 8, 2014:

     

    "Such an honor. Several beautiful poems were sent to me today from these students and professor. I'll be sharing with you these poems along with the images of mine they used for this project over the next several weeks. Thank you." —Seph Lawless.

     

    To view more of his work visit WWW.SEPHLAWLESS.COM

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