Rotting Detroit Photography

Vor ein paar Tagen ging (mal wieder) James D. Griffioens Photoportfolio durch die Blogs, das ich hier schonmal irgendwann hatte. Der Mann hält unter anderem fest, wie sich die Natur Stück für Stück Detroit zurückholt und das ganze sieht ziemlich genau so aus, wie schon in der Doku „Life after People", nur eben in echt.

Und Mitch Cope plant ein Foto-Buch als Kollaboration mit 6 weiteren Detroit-Fotografen.

Detroit is one of the most visually interesting cities in the world however it is also one of the most misunderstood and misrepresented cities. This group of photographs illustrates what contemporary Detroit artists have been doing in regards to developing an understanding and appreciation for this complex and diverse city from street portraits of the “survivors” to the landscapes of wild new growth to the industrial leftovers.

These seven artists have been working in the city as explorers, adventurers and pioneers for years to capture the city as it changes, evolves, devolves and transforms into something unbelievable, profound and heartbreaking. In the end they hope as a group to show Detroit as it is, not what it should be or what it was, but how it is. This in itself a provocative gesture as there are not many who feel content with the Detroit of today.

The photographs here are made within the last 5 years, all within the City of Detroit.

They are: Corine Smith, Mitch Cope, Clinton Snider, Mark Alor Powell, Antonio Gomez, Ingo Vetter, Scott Hocking

proposed book: 7 Contemporary Detroit Photographers (via BoingBoing)

Vorher auf Nerdcore:
Life after People - Apocalypsen-Dokumentation online
Urban Landscape Photography