Dave Jordano

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“My work is really not about what has been destroyed, but more importantly about those who have been left behind and how they’re coping with a post-industrial city.”
- Dave Jordano

About Dave Jordano

In the series Detroit – Unbroken Down, Dave Jordano returns to his hometown to focus his lens on its people. His photographs are set against a backdrop of mass abandonment caused by decades of “white flight,” unemployment hovering at almost three times the national average, city services cut to the bone, a massive real estate collapse and the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. These images show individuals enduring the hardships of life in a struggling post-industrial city. By offering up portraits of human survival and perseverance instead of ruin and decay, Jordano reveals the dignity and humanity of Detroit’s urban landscape.


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