Posts Tagged ‘detroit’

Tumblog Uses Google Street View to Show Detroit’s Decline Over the Years

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Detroit. Once one of the greatest contributors to the United States GDP and home to 1.8 million people, the Motor City is down to just over 700,000 residents as of the 2010 census, with over $18.5 billion in municipal debt.

Brought down by a ‘perfect storm’ of unfortunate events — from the decline in domestic automotive production to an extremely corrupt hierarchy of politicians — Detroit’s decline is undeniable… and now thanks to Google Street View’s new time machine feature, it’s also on display for everyone to see. Read more…

A Photographer in Detroit: The Story of Bill Rauhauser’s Photo Career in the Motor City

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Back when Detroit was known for its motors more than its money problems, a young engineer by the name of Bill Rauhauser got his first taste of street photography, a “hobby” that would soon become his lifelong career. Read more…

Interview with Photographer Dave Jordano About ‘Detroit: Unbroken Down’

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Marcus and Bey-Bey, Eastside, Detroit 2012

Dave Jordano is an award-winning documentary photographer based in Chicago, IL. Jordano has exhibited widely and his work is in several private, corporate and museum collections, most notably The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Detroit Institute of Arts.

He published his first book titled “Articles of Faith” in April 2009 by The Center for American Places, Columbia College Press. His current project, Detroit: Unbroken Down, documents the cultural and societal identity of his hometown, Detroit. Read more…

Detroit Crooks Rob Photojournalist Twice in One Day

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Photojournalist Christopher Morris has documented some of the world’s hottest war zones, reclusive North Korea and the 2012 Republican National Convention. But it took modern Detroit to totally punk him, with thieves there stealing $15,000 in camera equipment and another crook cheating him out of $200 in reward money later that same day. Read more…

Photojournalist Buddies Stage a Friendly Instagram Photo Battle

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There’s nothing like a friendly competition among peers to make a road trip that much more enjoyable, and when you can get a few thousand people to join in and judge the outcome, that’s even better. That’s what photojournalists and friends Eric Thayer and Joshua Lott did recently when they found themselves in a midst of an impromptu Instagram battle. Read more…

Glimpse of Better Times: Then-and-Now Photos of an Abandoned Detroit School

To “raise awareness of the social and economic challenges the city of Detroit,” website Detroiturbex explores and photographs abandoned buildings and places in and around the city. One of its recent projects focuses on Lewis Cass Technical High School, which had its building devastated by a major fire in 2007 (the building was subsequently demolished).

By combining old photographs of the school with new views of the abandoned building, it offers us a look into two different times: one that shows a vibrant campus and one that shows empty ruins.
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MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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