London Exhibition: The Ruins of Detroit

Documenting the dramatic decline of the industrial city of Detroit, French photographers Yves Marchand and Romain Meffe spent five years photographing derelict buildings, schools and theatres in the final stages of decay in the American former automobile production hub. Presented for the first time in the UK, these beautiful and eerie large-scale photographs are a fascinating and captivating observation of post-industrial America and a thoughtful historical examination of an industrial city in decline. – Anna Jacobsen

The Ruins of Detroit
Wilmotte Gallery at Lichfield Studios
113 Oxford Gardens W10 6NE

Through April 27, 2012

The Ruins of Detroit published by Steidl (2010)

Images courtesy of the photographers

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