PHOTOS: 100 Abandoned Houses

Photographer Kevin Bauman has captured the natural beauty of abandoned homes in Detroit and is shining light on a growing problem in the Motor City through his abandoned homes project, 100 Abandoned Houses. Click through to see some of his photos.

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Photographer Kevin Bauman has captured the natural beauty of abandoned homes in Detroit and is shining light on a growing problem in the Motor City through his abandoned homes project, 100 Abandoned Houses. Click through to see some of his photos.
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Kevin Bauman
EMPTY_CAPTION"This is one of my favorites. I like the starkness of the surroundings and how well the house stands out. It's also a pretty humble little house. Nothing extraordinary about it. It's about as basic as a house can get," Kevin says.
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Kevin Bauman
EMPTY_CAPTION"I began photographing abandonment in Detroit both, because I was intrigued, and because I wanted a better understanding of the state the city was in, and how it got there."
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Kevin Bauman
EMPTY_CAPTION"Over the last fifty or sixty years, Detroit has lost over half its population."
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Kevin Bauman
EMPTY_CAPTION"The houses represent the exodus of people leaving the city, declining industry, and hard times and broken dreams of so many who lived, and in many cases, still live there."
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EMPTY_CAPTION"I wondered how a city with so much affluence nearby could be in such bad shape. It was also the city my family grew up in, and around, and I was constantly told stories about the way the city used to be. I never got to experience that Detroit. The Detroit I knew was one in which most who grew up in it, didn't ever go back."
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Between the last two censuses alone, Detroit has lost another 25% of its population."
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EMPTY_CAPTION"At one point, estimates of abandoned structures in the city were placed at 40,000."
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EMPTY_CAPTION"The abandoned houses project keeps me grounded."
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To see more photos, please visit 100AbandonedHouses.com.
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