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"Rust Belt," a series of compelling images, with Sean Hemmerle, a leading American photographer.

May 21, 2013

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Mid-Manhattan Library

Once the fourth-largest city in the United States, Detroit's spectacular economic and social decline is writ large in the disintegration of its architectural fabric, with its former manufacturing industries decimated and parts of downtown Detroit becoming a depopulated wasteland.  This illustrated lecture features his photographs – at times poetic, at others unnerving – of the city's former urban glory, both industrial and residential.  His striking work serves as both architectural record and effective social commentary.