9 Jun 2011

The Decline of Detroit

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:10 pm on 9 June 2011

Detroit was once America's fourth largest city, a thriving industrial metropolis of 1.8 million people. Today, much of the grandiose architecture of Motor City is crumbling and abandoned as its people desert the city centre for outlying towns. Schools and hospitals have closed and services shut down. Since 1950 its population has more than halved to 750,000. Auckland-based photographer Frank Schwere went to Detroit to document its decay. His work is on show at Two Rooms gallery in Auckland and is part of the Auckland Festival of Photography.