From a sufficient distance anything is poetic. Don’t get us wrong, we love this kind of thing but shouldn’t newspapers offer up incisive journalism about “crumbling” suburbs to go along with these photo essays?
A poetic vision of Paris’s crumbling suburban high-rises
An American photographer with brave eyes: geographyofpoverty.com/
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Surreal photos of abandoned, snow-filled malls show the death of an era in America. More eerie than nostalgic, the images show the passing of the age of the American shopping mall—and the broader upheaval that this represents
image: around the corner from the suburban-poverty.com publishing complex is the (long time) dry fountain on the lower level of Sheridan Centre in Mississauga. A worker died during the installation of the mall’s Target store.
Pumps and derricks in retail parking lots and next to residential cul-de-sacs or automotive junkyards. There is a nicely literal quality to this contemporary colour photo essay about Los Angeles and its oil industry on Atlantic Cities. The exemplar of sprawl and car-dependant living has been producing crude for a hundred years.
image: Los Angeles oil rigs in 1895: British LIbrary via Wikimedia Commons