Capturing the Spirit of Detroit's Neglected Homes Print
Written by Camille Chami   
Tuesday, 01 September 2009 15:59

brush_park_8When I read the article by Tracey Taylor at SFgate.com, I felt the need to share it with our readers.

Photographer Kevin Bauman has been capturing pictures of Detroit's neglected homes since the 1990s. He watched the demographics of the city change, as its population dwindled from close to 2 million citizens, to most likely less than 800,000.

As he explains : « The abandoned houses project began innocently enough roughly ten years ago. I actually began photographing abandonment in Detroit in the mid 90’s as a creative outlet, and as a way of satisfying my curiosity with the state of my home town. I had always found it to be amazing, depressing, and perplexing that a once great city could find itself in such great distress, all the while surrounded by such affluence. »

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On the web site Bauman has published 100 of these photographs. Going through the slide show is a bit chilling, depicting within the ghostly skeletons of these abandoned houses, the lively homes they once hosted. Most of these houses are quite charming, It is quite sad to realize that the vast majority will be destined for demolition.

Check out the 100 Abandoned Houses over here


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