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Civilisation in Ruins

21 May

Between 2005-2009 Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre carried out a project to photograph Detroit and its decaying buildings.

Photo Library in Ruins by Marchand and Meffre

St Christopher House, ex-Public Library

Despite the rise of the internet, and the increasing accessibility to information online, the above image of an abandoned library is stark and potent. It warns me of what can happen if we let it.

We can’t take for granted that public libraries are safe from destruction. If our society as a whole doesn’t recognise their worth, one day they will disappear.

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I recommend visiting Marchand and Meffre’s website to see more of their haunting and beautiful photographs.

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Posted by on May 21, 2011 in Art, Your Thoughts are Welcome

 

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