Photographer Kevin Bauman has captured the natural beauty of abandoned homes in Detroit and is shining light on a growing problem in the Motor City through his abandoned homes project, 100 Abandoned Houses. Click through to see some of his photos.
Photographer Kevin Bauman has captured the natural beauty of abandoned homes in Detroit and is shining light on a growing problem in the Motor City through his abandoned homes project,
100 Abandoned Houses. Click through to see some of his photos.
EMPTY_CAPTION"This is one of my favorites. I like the starkness of the surroundings and how well the house stands out. It's also a pretty humble little house. Nothing extraordinary about it. It's about as basic as a house can get," Kevin says.
EMPTY_CAPTION"I began photographing abandonment in Detroit both, because I was intrigued, and because I wanted a better understanding of the state the city was in, and how it got there."
EMPTY_CAPTION"Over the last fifty or sixty years, Detroit has lost over half its population."
EMPTY_CAPTION"The houses represent the exodus of people leaving the city, declining industry, and hard times and broken dreams of so many who lived, and in many cases, still live there."
EMPTY_CAPTION"I wondered how a city with so much affluence nearby could be in such bad shape. It was also the city my family grew up in, and around, and I was constantly told stories about the way the city used to be. I never got to experience that Detroit. The Detroit I knew was one in which most who grew up in it, didn't ever go back."
EMPTY_CAPTION"Between the last two censuses alone, Detroit has lost another 25% of its population."
EMPTY_CAPTION"At one point, estimates of abandoned structures in the city were placed at 40,000."
EMPTY_CAPTION"The abandoned houses project keeps me grounded."
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