More on Detroit: images

I admit it, I am absolutely mesmerized by this city and the dynamics it has lived during the last century.

As I dig deeper on its history and idiosyncrasy I am more and more convinced Detroit show radically most of city dynamics that can be found in any city.

Detroit traits are specially visual. Images from the city are poignant. I cannot think of any other North American city that transmits such a post-industrial portrait.

Recently I have come across Dave Jordano‘s pictures of his hometown worth having a look.

Dave Jordano

There is also a collective exhibition of pictures going on at the Detroit Institute of Arts called “Motor City Muse: Detroit Photographs, Then and Now“:

 

“Motor City Muse” Launches Dec. 14 at the Detroit Institute of Arts

Detroit

Two highly recommended documentaries about Detroit, excellent example of Death and Life of Great American Cities (sic, Jane Jacobs)

BBC: “Requiem for Detroit?”  (2010)

“Redefining Dreamland” (2011)

“Redefining Dreamland” A 2011 Detroit Documentary (TRT: 1 hour 14 minutes) from Orange Creative on Vimeo.