In the past three or four years, Detroit has become a spraycation spot for graffiti artists. Formerly known as the automotive capital of the world, the media now refers to the Motor City as a bankrupt ruin - a shadow of its former self. Thanks to the city's street artists, however, Detroit is experiencing an artistic renaissance. The author has recorded the work produced by these graffiti writers and documented the evolution of Detroit street art culture in more than a dozen neighbourhoods in and around this resilient Midwest city between 2008 and 2013. This photographic dossier exclusively features graffiti from Detroit, where one in every five structures is vacant, abandoned, or dilapidated.
Schiffer Publishing, Limited