Healthcare by Peter Untermaierhofer

The Healthcare Series has been in existence since 2013, when Peter Untermaierhofer visited his first abandoned hospital.

A lot has happened since then. Abandoned manicomi, children’s homes and hospitals in Italy, Belgium and Germany have been added. “Italy in particular has many beautiful abandoned places in all areas”.

In the health sector, the facilities there are also different from those north of the Alps. The abandoned Manicomis of Italy are then again an own caliber, if one has dealt first with the history.

In his photographs, Peter Untermaierhofer captures the morbid beauty of decay and the traces of transience before final disappearance. But always in compliance with the self-imposed code of honour for the protection of “Lost Places”, which says: “Take nothing with you except pictures and leave nothing but footprints”.


His expeditions are journeys into the past. Images of places where time seems to have stopped open up. People seem to have left the place for a moment to come back every moment. If it weren’t for the layers of dust, the desolate state and the nature that reconquers the artificially created places. On them is the separation of past and present.
Like relics from another world the so-called “Lost places”, abandoned and abandoned by humans, exposed to decay. The photographer Peter Untermaierhofer has been visiting abandoned buildings such as villas, hotels, factories, hospitals, and churches for several years in order to explore them with his camera.

Exhibitions (last and upcoming)

19/09/2019 – 15/12/2019
Lost Places – Chernobyl/Tschernobyl
Theaterforum Gauting e.V.c/o Bosco, Bürger- und Kulturhaus Gauting, Oberer Kirchenweg 1 | 82131 Gauting

20/09/2019 – 03/11/2019
Lost Places Part I & Part II
Haus der Fotografie Burghausen, Dr. Robert-Gerlich-Museum, Burg 1, 84489 Burghausen

Lost Places
Hotel Palace Berlin am Kurfürstendamm, Budapester Str. 45, 10787 Berlin
more information soon

01/2020 – 02/2020
Lost Places – Verlassene Orte – Part II
Gallery for Contemporary Photography – Ingo Seufert, Munich

Frühjahr / Spring 2020
Lost Places
Stadtkunst Regensburg, Prüfeninger Str. 30, 93049 Regensburg

02/04/2020 – 28/06/2020
Lost Places – Verlassene Orte – Part I
AWO Kulturhaus Babelsberg, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 135, 14482 Potsdam


Books by Peter Untermaierhofer

Photograph Lost Places

Lost Places in the Ruhr Area


Visit Peter Untermaierhofer on:

his website ◈ Facebook ◈ Instagram


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