Detroit’s dilapidated faces on cold winter days captured by Jennifer Garza-Cuen in 2012.
During some cold days in 2012, photographer Jennifer Garza-Cuen explored Detroit’s extreme forms of erasure as well as transience and loss. The photo series is part of her ‘Wandering in Place’ project. The Seattle, WA based photographer wanted to investigate the idea of places as a defining force of today’s society. The city of Detroit was particularly affected by the consequences of the global financial and economic crisis. With her photo series, Jennifer Garza-Cuen wanted to capture certain parts of this decay as well as the people who still live there and those that pass through. The city once was a symbol of America’s economic power, but as so often in history, each dominance came to an end. Jennifer Garza-Cuen’s photo project shows this supposed fall from grace.
However, each fall can be a chance to get up again. Today the city experiences a little renaissance. Lots of artists discovered the city as a new place to be. With fresh ideas and a lot of creativity, people will always find new ways. Below you can see some of the images. Feel free and visit Jennifer Garza-Cuen’s website (www.deadpanphotography.com) to see the full project. By the way, her body of work includes much more photographs of urban landscapes as well as portraits of different people.