Detroit, MI 2012 by Jennifer Garza-Cuen

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.

Untitled - Depot, Detroit, MI 2012
Untitled – Depot, Detroit, MI 2012 – Once it has been a mighty building and a symbol of success, wealth and prosperity.
Untitled - Streetscape, Detroit, MI 2012 – Dilapidated houses captured by Jennifer Garza-Cuen.
Untitled – Streetscape, Detroit, MI 2012 – Dilapidated houses captured by Jennifer Garza-Cuen.
Untitled - Ladies Lounge, Detroit, MI 2012
Untitled – Ladies Lounge, Detroit, MI 2012 – An abandoned room with peeling paint.
Untitled - Parking Structure, Detroit, MI 2012
Untitled – Parking Structure, Detroit, MI 2012
Untitled - Riverscape, Detroit, MI 2012 – Photo taken by Jennifer Garza-Cuen.
Untitled – Riverscape, Detroit, MI 2012 – Photo taken by Jennifer Garza-Cuen.
Untitled - Girl in the Snow, Detroit, MI 2012
Untitled – Girl in the Snow, Detroit, MI 2012
Untitled - Snowscape, Detroit, MI 2012 – Photography by Jennifer Garza-Cuen.
Untitled – Snowscape, Detroit, MI 2012 – Photography by Jennifer Garza-Cuen.
Untitled - Cityscape, Detroit, MI 2012
Untitled – Cityscape, Detroit, MI 2012 – The city captured in grey colors.
Untitled - Theater Entrance, Detroit, MI 2012
Untitled – Theater Entrance, Detroit, MI 2012

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