Detroit: Unbroken Down

“Detroit is my hometown, but I’ve been gone for over three decades. These photographs are my reaction to all the negative press that Detroit has had to endure over the past few years. I wanted to see for myself what everyone was talking about, and like everyone else I was initially drawn to the same subjects that other photographers were interested in; the crumbling factory interiors, the empty lots and burned out houses that consume forty square miles of the city, and the massive abandoned commercial infrastructure. It took me a week of shooting this kind of subject matter to make me realize that I was contributing nothing to a subject that most everyone already knew much about, especially those who had been living there for years”.

Jordano began looking at the various neighbourhoods within the city and the people who live within them. This human condition, while troubled, struggling, and coping with the harsh reality of living in a post-industrial city, does thrive, and demonstrates that Detroit is not the city of death and decay that everyone had been reporting in the media. However, not withstanding the recent press about Detroit’s efforts to rebound from the depths of ruin, which in all ways is promising, Jordano focuses on the current conditions that affect many of the poor and economically challenged people whose fate will be drawn out in the ensuing months and years to come as Detroit struggles to redefine and chart a new course for its history.

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Detroit: Unbroken Down

Dave Jordano

01 - 31 October
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