Your Town Tomorrow
Photographed between 2007 and 2017, Your Town Tomorrow chronicles the city of Detroit as it enters the great recession, and then later as it emerged as a site for reinvestment and gentrification. Although documentary in format, it is also a very personal series as it runs parallel with my own life and work in Detroit, and portrays the communities where I have lived, as well as my friends and neighbors.
As economic interests, new developments and corporate investors continue to alter the structure of the city, Your Town Tomorrow portrays Detroit communities intertwining in the midst of challenging transitions, including young families, activists, urban farmers, and long-time residents. With these photographs I aim to activate a larger conversation about the United States today. When we feel our political system is failing us, how do we move forward? These images depict many of the grassroots organizations and activist groups in Detroit that have pioneered creative ways of dealing with America’s social and economic issues. Your Town Tomorrow explores new topographies and forms of urbanism during a time when everyday life stands at a crossroads between hope and despair, vulnerability and strength, the past and the future.
Foil stamped laminated hardcover
105 color photographs | 9.25 x 11.5 in
Designed by Kikko Paradela
Printed by Ofset Yapimevi, 2019
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