When you think of a community that has faced the full spectrum of economic ups and downs, Detroit has to be near the top of the list. One artist has taken to photographing abandonment in Detroit. The impressive thing is that he actually began taking photos in the mid 90's as a creative outlet and has finally put 100 of them together in a photo documentary "100 Abandoned Houses."
The artist, Kevin Bauman, began the project with mostly black and white photos but eventually switched over to color, naming the series 100 Abandoned Houses. Sadly however, as the artist points out, the number of abandoned houses in Detroit is more like 12,000.
Many of the homes photographed are from Brush Park, an area filled with large houses and mansions, sat largely abandoned not farm from Detroit's once booming entertainment district that has only recently been revitalized.
A limited edition of 10 prints, of each image is available for purchase in a size of 5×5 inches. The price is $35 with $10 from each sale going to a charity or non-profit organization, potentially Habitat for Humanity or The Greening of Detroit.
100 Abandoned Houses via Treehugger via NYTimes.