FRANCK BOHBOT

LOOKING FOR ATLANTIC CITY

At the height of the roaring twenties, Atlantic City was known as the ‘World’s Playground,’ a place as seedy as it was opulent, where Prohibition had no foothold and every vice imaginable could be indulged if you only knew where to look. If, to this day, the resort continues to hang onto its reputation for being a place of lavish wayward decadence, it is due to its representation in modern forms of entertainment—as the geographical inspiration for the original Monopoly board game, and as the setting for the popular television series Boardwalk Empire. Here in Looking for Atlantic City, we are privy to the true ‘A.C.’ of today, a thinly populated place bleakly haunted by the ghosts of decades past, whose legendary, almost mythic history makes the present reality all the more disappointing. Here. Text by Elizabeth Breiner