Posted: 2010-02-23 11:42 | More posts about architecture art decay derelict detroit gentrification photography urban.decline
The photo above is from a short photoseries in Time magazine, the title of which is "Detroit's Beautiful, Horrible Decline." Below are a few photos from another, much longer series by 7 different photographers who state:
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.
You can view the full series here.
I also came across a German blogpost entitled, "The beauty of a city's downfall," which features photos from all over the world of derelict buildings and cities decaying.