Photographers Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre immortalize ruined and abandoned architectures. Images of icy beauty, poetic and dramatic. Discover their latest series dedicated to the "Motor City".
(Above, the Michigan Central Station, built in 1913 and 1988 since closed.)
The series of Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre, "The Ruins of Detroit", and takes about to Detroit, still a stronghold of the US auto industry. However, once 1950 when General Motors, Ford and Chrysler began to suffer from competition from foreign brands, the population of the town gradually diminished. Witnesses of the past, society and these developments, these buildings, these theaters, these yesterday glitzy hotels are now abandoned ruins of history at risk. On the walls, on the floor, here and there a few scattered objects, traces, giving to see and think the memory of places and their occupants.
United Artist Theatre, opened in 1928
Ballroom of the Hotel Fort Wayne
To discover the entire series "The Ruins of Detroit" is here.
For more information on the work of Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre, visit their website.