United Artist Theater William Livingston House

French photographers Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre traveled to Detroit to document its ruins. Their collection is currently on exhibit at Galerie Wanted, 23 rue du Roi de Sicile, Paris.

Via their artist statement:

Ruins are the visible symbols and landmarks of our societies and their changes, small pieces of history in suspension.

The state of ruin is essentially a temporary situation that happens at 

some point, the volatile result of change of era and the fall of empires.

This fragility, the time elapsed but even so running fast, lead us to watch them one very last time : being dismayed, or admire, making us wondering about the permanence of things.

Photography appeared to us as a modest way to keep a little bit of this ephemeral state.

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    I like this explanation for the respectful and non-titillating appeal of so-called ruin porn. For me, photography is...
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