Post Number: 363
|Posted on Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 4:29 pm: || |
Twelve images by the local documentary photographer named above, a 32-year-old UM law school grad originally from K'zoo, have been posted here at the Brooklyn-based Vice Magazine site for more than two weeks . . .
. . . and got a shout-out this afternoon from Atlantic mag blogger Andrew Sullivan:
quote: As vivid as anything we've seen from other urban explorers, including Roosevelt Warehouse book depository shots . . .
Viceland has a series of photographs from Detroit's abandoned public schools. There's something oddly chilling about them - a whiff of cultural and social death.
. . . though these are especially well-photographed and haunting.Jim introduces his photo essay them with a four-paragraph commentary that ends this way:
quote:And oh yes, searched here to see if this has been posted already came up empty on his name and essay title . . . so assume it's not a belated echo nonetheless.
People tend to have a visceral reaction to the sight of books piled ten feet high and left to rot in a windowless warehouse or strewn about a classroom floor. They seem to have more sympathy for books than for the children who’ll never have the chance to use them. . . . When I see schools left like this, I know exactly what waits for many of these kids. I see it every day on the streets.
Post Number: 557
|Posted on Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 5:12 pm: || |
Those photos amaze me. So much waste and where's the money?
Post Number: 3589
|Posted on Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 5:42 pm: || |
kudos to my flickr buddy! his work is amazing! too bad an anonymous internet troll has flooded the spread with comments like "just goes to show you blacks can't do anything right".
(oh well, at least nobody's blaming teachers unions).
(Message edited by barnesfoto on March 14, 2009)
Post Number: 135
|Posted on Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 6:32 pm: || |
Jim has a cool blog that features a lot of photos:
Post Number: 760
|Posted on Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 6:41 pm: || |
great stuff, sweet-juniper has been a favorite resource of mine for years. Congrats James! Thanks for bringing national attention to this dire matter.
Post Number: 3055
|Posted on Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 7:23 pm: || |
"great stuff, sweet-juniper has been a favorite resource of mine for years."
real nice folks run that site.
Post Number: 8
|Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 11:41 am: || |
Props to Sweet-Juniper, always. A great resource.
Post Number: 6
|Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 11:58 am: || |
What an absolute eye-opener. Where has all the funding gone? The lottery? Everything? Who the hell flushed the toilet on a great city?