marchand & meffre

ballroom Americain hotelunited artist theatreSt Christopher House, ex-public libraryHighland Park Police StationFrench photographers Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre started capturing the decay of Detroit in 2005. They were fascinated by how the town’s economic suffering left it literally in ruins. This resulted in strangely desolate images showing places that once symbolized Detroit’s prosperity, now totally deserted and destroyed. It looks as if everyone left Detroit in a rush, without time to take anything with them.

Marchand and Meffre’s photographs were published by Steidl in a book called ‘The Ruins of Detroit’. For more information on the book look here.

all photographs by Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre

 

 

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