School desks are piled on top of each other at the shuttered H.S. Thompson Elementary School in Dallas. Thompson was one of 11 schools closed by the Dallas Independent School District in 2012. Courtesy of Allison V. Smith hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of Allison V. Smith The Picture Show School's Out ... Forever? November 8, 2012 Photographer Allison V. Smith finds beauty in the abandoned spaces of Dallas' shuttered schools.