Wednesday, October 31, 2012

"Motown Blues: Two Photography Shows Explore Detroit’s Transformation" Transformation? Tragic Transformation maybe...

Moore’s photographs recall — in both scale and bravura — Frederic Edwin Church’s epic 19th century landscape paintings. The 30 monumental pictures in “Detroit Disassembled” show windowless grand hotels, school labs in disarray, vast empty factories, and former hospitals and entire blocks reclaimed by grass. His work not only chronicles the economic decline of a city, but also shows the age-old struggle of man vs. nature.

From one of the most beautiful cities in the world to one that most people discuss in hushed, sorrowful tones.


I wish I could have seen it back in the day.

I really do.

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