Wednesday, September 28, 2011
The Heidelberg Project
Well, after checking out the book we had to check out the city block that is the canvas for Tyree. This is the 25th anniversary and in that time the project has been demolished three times by the city of Detroit and then reestablished by Tyree with good graces from the full time residents of the street.
After making the approach drive to get there you immediately realize that you would not venture into this part of Detroit for any other reason. It feels mean, sad, out of control, and real. This is the state of many urban areas across the country that most people will never see and Tyree has created a conduit leading some of us to it. After turning the corner my immediate reaction was that I felt overwhelmed. It creates an emotional element not associated with any art I have seen and I felt sad, grateful, and pissed off at the same time. The one thought that just kept running through my mind while I was shooting photos was how on earth could this be happening?
The Heidelberg Project for more info.
Posted by Lit Industries Photography at 10:56 AM