Destination du Jour: Detroit

With its dying auto industry, abandoned neighborhoods and crumbling infrastructure, Detroit has become a symbol–verging on a cliche–of American decline. The visual drama is hard for photographers to resist. Several have already visited Detroit to document the ruins, and no doubt more will follow. If you’re thinking of going, here’s a quick round-up of some of the work that has already been done.

Bruce Gilden

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Ian Willms - Click For More Images

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One Response to “Destination du Jour: Detroit”

  1. Jason Says:

    The current state of the economy has had it’s effects worldwide, but in some areas more so then others visually we can see the impact of these turbulent times. Detroit has long been viewed as in decline over the last few decades, but the American automotive industry is based out of “the motor city” and it loss has been the loss of all those in the area.

    In my opinion, many of the images being shot by photographers in Detroit today are similar to that of what Dorthea Lange as she documented the depression and brought images and awareness to the homeless in middle America from the stock market collapse. Right now Detroit is suffering and is bleeding from the inside out and in many ways these images can hopefully increase the relief the city so desperately needs.

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