11 March 2009

The ruins of Detroit

During the 60's, disindustrialization and violent riots caused a large migration of the middle-class people outside the metropolis area. Then until the end of the 90's, "Motor City" lost more than half of its population.

Today, despite a beginning of revitalization, a lot of the luxuous hotels, theaters, apartments, stores and office buildings built in the prosperous era remain vacant.

a photoreportage by Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre

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