Thursday, July 22, 2010

We love Detroit, Homeless, Hungry and Cold; #3 in Willie's

Detroit is really suffering because of the downfall of the auto industry and many many people here have lost their homes. Meanwhile, all the homes stand empty and get burned down or ruined by urban mining for copper etc.

I messed this one up and was wishing for an undo button. It looked MUCH better before I added the background. :-( I should have left it white like the others.

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steve said...

Looks great Mary! Yes, I recently saw an eye-opening and amazing photo exhibit at the Akron, OH art museum. It was called "Detroit Disassembled" and the photographer was Andrew Moore. The show goes until Oct 10, 2010. Anyhow, again, truly an eye-opener, the way he documented the decaying, collapsing architecture - some of it at one time amazing works of art in and of themselves. One stat that really blew me away and saddened me though was the estimated ten-thousand homeless people living in that city. When I see the way people spend here in Northern, VA and know that this kind of epidemic is happening, it's upsetting. There's something very wrong with this picture (not yours in this post) I think.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

There is definitely something wrong in this country with the haves and have nots. The homeless are really in bad shape here. And they are, for the most part, becoming invisible.

milo said...

so tragic!
Mary, you've really captured the feeling of desperation.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks so much Milo! :-D YAY!

I'm not as happy with this as I would like to be--not sure If I can do something to make it better or if I should just leave it--there's always a risk of making it worse. (If yr me).