Detroit in ruins: the photographs of Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre. The Observer. 02/01/2011.
Available online: http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/jan/02/detroit-ruins-marchand-meffre-photographs-ohagan?intcmp=239.
Image gallery: http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/gallery/2011/jan/02/photography-detroit.
In downtown Detroit, the streets are lined with abandoned hotels and swimming pools, ruined movie houses and schools, all evidence of the motor city's painful decline. The photographs of Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre capture what remains of a once-great city – and hint at the wider story of post-industrial America.
Of all the images, this one is the most striking: a seemingly well stocked library, abandoned.
East Side Public Library.