Detroit is No Dry Bones: The Eternal City of the Industrial Age
Over the past 25 years, award-winning ethnographer and photographer Camilo Jose Vergara has traveled annually to Detroit to document not only the city's precipitous decline but also how its residents have survived. From the 1970s through the 1990s, changes in Detroit were almost all for the worse, as the fabric of the city was erased through neglect and abandonment. But over the last decade Detroit has seen the beginnings of a positive transformation, and the photography in Detroit Is No Dry Bones provides unique documentation of the revival and its urbanistic possibilities.
Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Science and Engineering Hall
800 22nd Street NW
Washington, DC 20052