I keep coming back to Detroit. It’s bizarre how photogenic the downfall of America’s industrial powerhouse can be.
However there’s an eerie and unwanted sense of responsibility to be felt when looking through these before & after photographs of Detroit taken in 1973 and 2010 by the same photographer, Dave Jordano. I could browse through endless Flickr albums of ruinous Detroit on a shiny iPad, but at what point are we going to consider that we have all played a part in its decay? And closer to home, does anyone sense that this might be happening to us and to our future generations in our own towns, right underneath our noses?
Yes, everything is destined to pass, but isn’t there something to learn in its passing?
There is however, a little bit of hope in some of Jordana’s before & after photographs….