Detroit Decay Project
Artist: Timothy Fadek – United States
I found a way to use photography to make statements about social issues that I cared about.! Without making a conscious decision Detroit.! Long a city in decline, as it’s fortunes are intertwined with that of GM, Chrysler and Ford, it is a good example of American urban decay! There are several ways to photograph to tell a story about a declining automobile industry! I chose to look at the allegory that is Detroit.
Decay has long been a fascination for photographers, and I am no exception ! I find urban decay mesmerizing. There is something haunting and mystical about the spaces, structures and monuments that we create, but abandon once we are done with them and have outlived their usefulness! Without an active human presence, these places take on a new purpose! they become vessels of human souls, not ghosts or souls of the dead, rather, these places become new monuments of a vanished humanity.
About Timothy Fadek Photographer Timothy Fadek has worked in more than 25 countries and has faced personal risk in order to bring attention to major world events such as the wars in Iraq, Lebanon, Kosovo, Macedonia, Israel and the PalestinianTerritories, His photographic reporting has been published in hundreds of magazines worldwide and have been exhibited in major galleries!