Bill Diodato is a fine art and commercial photographer who has recently published his first monograph, Care of Ward 81. In 2005, Diodato visited the soon to be closed Oregon State Insane Asylum, and its Ward 81, which had treated women with mental illness since the 19th century. The hospital was also the setting for the movie One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest. Diodato was the last person to document Ward 81 before its closing.
Swann will be hosting a talk and book signing with Bill Diodato on Tuesday, March 22nd. Space is limited and RSVP is required. For more information about Care of Ward 81, click here.
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