Monday, July 16, 2012

Detroit's Abandoned Houses

100 Abandoned Houses is the name of the latest project of photographer Kevin Bauman. Photographing abandonment in Detroit since the mid 90's, Bauman always found it "amazing, depressing, and perplexing that a once great city could find itself in such great distress, all the while surrounded by such affluence". 

Detroit, a once prosperous industrial city with a population of 2,000,000 during the 50's, has been left with just over 700,000 citizens today, becoming an example of the downfall of American cities. With a huge number of abandoned buildings, among them over 12,000 houses, it has become a favorite location for urban explorers and photographers.

In the 100 Abandoned Houses series, Kevin Bauman is displaying 105 photographs of those abandoned houses of Detroit. 

Here is a collection of photos from the series. More on the website: If interested, you can purchase prints of his work. A portion of the proceeds will go to an organization doing positive work in Detroit, or in other cities around the US.

More deserted places in the United States

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