the ruins of detroit.

Monday, 14 October 2013

i recently came across this photography exhibition by yves marchand and romain meffre.  it is the product of a five year collaboration between 2005 and 2010.  it documents what is now the urban landscape of the once great city of detroit following its rise into the capital of the industrial usa to its eventual demise in the latter half of the 20th century. 

this beautiful gallery of images allows an rare insight into what happens when grandeur is left to decay.  i have never been to detroit myself, but i imagine that even for those that have, this is a fascinating series.  

the photographs are eerie but so poignant at the same time, but overall, they are heavy with sadness.  here are a select few of the images, but to see the full gallery, please go and visit marchand and meffre's website here, it is well worth a look.  and take a look at their other collections while you're there.  

atrium of the farwell building.
ballroom of the lee plaza hotel.

the david whitney building.
michigan central station.
ex public library - st christopher house.
william livingstone house.
fisher body 21 plant.

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