Tree growing in rotting paper, former Detroit Public Schools book depository.

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    1. road_ie666 76 months ago | reply

      wow, thats a phenomenal picture. and a very powerful image.

    2. vespadisco 76 months ago | reply

      So, that's the Botany section right?

    3. JustinSinks 76 months ago | reply

      WOW! Great pictures!

      It is really unfortunate that the city has been allowed to fall into this state. I spent a lot of time in Detroit, and it is by far the worst place I have ever been. I felt disgusted at every turn. Everything is in ruin. No one gives a crap. I would think people would wake up and see that they need to elect new leadership.

    4. samuelpablo 76 months ago | reply

      Very nice photo

    5. brettwmorris 76 months ago | reply

      I have always been fascinated by urban decay. This photo is nearly poetic. Incredible.

      I hope you will considering offering prints of this photo for purchase.

    6. devilcreep 76 months ago | reply

      sad, yet beautiful

    7. davidjonesuk 76 months ago | reply

      The yellow burn hurts my eyes, and pulitzer it isn't. Yet.
      I want to like it, I really do. Can you go back and take a few bracketed RAWs? I feel HDR would bring something to the table.

    8. heet_myser 76 months ago | reply

      "HDR would bring something to the table."

      I hope you're able to fight this urge.

      I love that intense light coming through the window; the photo would lose a huge narrative element if it were gone, IMO.

    9. Sam Scholes 76 months ago | reply

      I would love to explore that place

    10. udateyourworld 76 months ago | reply

      It's FARENHEIT 451 :(

    11. brwnbettie 75 months ago | reply

      This photo is amazing. Thank you.

    12. SprittiBee 72 months ago | reply

      Just visited Detroit and took a few superficial shots from the car (too afraid to get out). I love these photos. That tree growing in those books is just amazing. Like the circle of literature and the circle of life combined.

      Great shots. Be careful, man. There are some scary places there. I would take along a can of pepper mace and a bottle of peroxide with a first aid kit for sure!

      sbees.blogspot.com/2008/05/texan-in-detroit.html

    13. 1971Rich [deleted] 68 months ago | reply

      What luna said.

      Great photo

    14. A V Z 68 months ago | reply

      excellent photo, makes me jealous! congrats on the win.

    15. estacey 62 months ago | reply

      just opened my email from vice and knew it was you from the second i saw the headline. good work!!

    16. chacal la chaise 60 months ago | reply

      thank you for this. i heard your interview on "The Story" from APR

    17. scott.norlin 29 months ago | reply

      It's the Giving Tree!

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