Statement of the French photographers, Yves MARCHAND and Romain MEFFRE
'The state of ruin is essentially a temporary situation that happens at some point, the volatile result of a change of era and the fall of empires. Ruins are a fantastic land where one no longer knows whether reality slips into a dream or whether, on the contrary, dream makes a brutal return into the most violent of realities." (© Yves MARCHAND & Romain MEFFRE)
"Over the past generation, Detroit has suffered worse economically than any other major American city, and its rampant urban decay is now evident. Yves MARCHAND and Romain MEFFRE have documented that decay, showing structures that used to be a source of civic pride now stand out of favor as monuments for the fall of the city." (publisher's note, © Steidl Verlag 2010)
The photo volume 'Ruins of Detroit' by photographers Yves MARCHAND and Romain MEFFRE was published in six editions between 2010 and 2015 and was also featured in 'The Photobook. A History Vol.3 'by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger.
About the French photographers Yves MARCHAND and Romain MEFFRE
Photo books by Yves MARCHAND and Romain MEFFRE
- Actual print run, HC with dust jacket, 37 x 29 x 2,5 cm., 200 pp., color ills., text language: English