Web developer and freelance photographer Kevin Bauman writes:
The abandoned houses project began innocently enough roughly ten years ago. I actually began photographing abandonment in Detroit in the mid 90's as a creative outlet, and as a way of satisfying my curiosity with the state of my home town. I had always found it to be amazing, depressing, and perplexing that a once great city could find itself in such great distress, all the while surrounded by such affluence.
The Times notes that prints of the images are available for $35 each, and Mr. Bauman is donating 30 percent of the profits to the nonprofit organization Habitat for Humanity. "I don't think a single person from Detroit has ordered any," he said. "If you grew up looking at these houses, it just makes you mad."
Buy them at 100abandonedhouses.com
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