Images of libraries, police stations, banks, hotels, and theaters devoid of human presence tell the story of neglected areas within the city. Along with a striking gallery of images, the Guardian describes The Ruins of Detroit:
The book’s photographs suggest the countless strange and sad narratives from urban life in America in the mid-to-late 20th century. It is also a book of testimony, which not only illustrates the dramatic decline of a major American city, but of the American Dream itself. Many of the images seem post-apocalyptic, as if some sudden catastrophe has struck downtown Detroit, forcing everyone to abandon homes and workplaces and flee the city.
[Via Daring Fireball]
Photographed by: Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre