Architectural Photography

Rust

The Crumbling of Gary, Indiana


  • Afterword by
  • Nic Lehoux
  •  
  • Photography by
  • Nic Lehoux
  •  
  • Edited by
  • Oscar Riera Ojeda
  •  

Rust

The Crumbling of Gary, Indiana

Architectural Photography

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  • contributors

  • Afterword by Nic Lehoux
  • Photography by Nic Lehoux
  • Edited by Oscar Riera Ojeda
  • specifications

  • Edition: English Language
  • Size: 8 x 10 in / 406 x 254 mm
  • Format: Portrait
  • Pages: 184
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Photographs: 100
  • Weight: 1.9 kgs
  • Rights: World Rights Available
  • Price: USD $40 / €36 / ₤26
  • description

  • Gary, Indiana is a poster child for an endangered species: the middle American city which thrived for a century on steel and steel-related industries. Gary was instrumental in the building of America: it had steel truss fabricators, ball-bearing plants, boiler factories... a rich variety of heavy industry which supported middle class lifestyles for generations of families, building America's infrastructure at the same time. Since 1970, this canary in the coalmine of industrial cities in the ‘rust belt' of America, has been slowly withering away. Gary is teetering precariously on the edge of survival. Most of its institutions have been abandoned: the cathedral, central post office, theatres, train station, stores and downtown hotels have all been vacant for years. These structures are slowly decaying and bear incredible witness to the speed with which these cities are disintegrating into rubble. Gary has been taken over by drug dealing gangs. It is a symbol of the malaise experienced in dozens of similar cities struggling to cope with a global power shift and the undermining of America's industrial landscape. This photographic journey was documented over several days in the summer of 2009. The exploration of the dilapidated and often unstable structures gives an eerie yet fascinating view of a once thriving mid-sized city. It is part of an ongoing body of personal work by architectural photographer Nic Lehoux that explores how our changing world is affecting communities and recently created social infrastructure.
  • biographies

  • Nic Lehoux is a Canadian architectural photographer who works with architects that push the boundaries of design of the built environment. Nic is regularly commissioned to document significant buildings around the world with his unique eye, lighting and sense of composition. His images are frequently published in the international architectural press.His professional work puts a particular emphasis on incorporating people within tightly-composed architectural photographs. Nic is influenced by the concept of the “decisive moment” – popularized by Henri Cartier-Bresson – which he adapts to the rigors of architectural photography. His images therefore serve as a reflection on the interaction of people with the built environment.

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Gary, Indiana is a poster child for an endangered species: the middle American city which thrived for a century on steel and steel-related industries. Gary was instrumental in the building of America: it had steel truss fabricators, ball-bearing plants, boiler factories... a rich variety of heavy industry which supported middle class lifestyles for generations of families, building America's infrastructure at the same time. Since 1970, this canary in the coalmine of industrial cities in the ‘rust belt' of America, has been slowly withering away. Gary is teetering precariously on the edge of survival. Most of its institutions have been abandoned: the cathedral, central post office, theatres, train station, stores and downtown hotels have all been vacant for years. These structures are slowly decaying and bear incredible witness to the speed with which these cities are disintegrating into rubble. Gary has been taken over by drug dealing gangs. It is a symbol of the malaise experienced in dozens of similar cities struggling to cope with a global power shift and the undermining of America's industrial landscape. This photographic journey was documented over several days in the summer of 2009. The exploration of the dilapidated and often unstable structures gives an eerie yet fascinating view of a once thriving mid-sized city. It is part of an ongoing body of personal work by architectural photographer Nic Lehoux that explores how our changing world is affecting communities and recently created social infrastructure.

  • Afterword by Nic Lehoux
  • Photography by Nic Lehoux
  • Edited by Oscar Riera Ojeda

Contributors Biographies

Nic Lehoux is a Canadian architectural photographer who works with architects that push the boundaries of design of the built environment. Nic is regularly commissioned to document significant buildings around the world with his unique eye, lighting and sense of composition. His images are frequently published in the international architectural press.His professional work puts a particular emphasis on incorporating people within tightly-composed architectural photographs. Nic is influenced by the concept of the “decisive moment” – popularized by Henri Cartier-Bresson – which he adapts to the rigors of architectural photography. His images therefore serve as a reflection on the interaction of people with the built environment.

  • Edition:English Language
  • Size:8 x 10 in / 406 x 254 mm
  • Format:Portrait
  • Pages:184
  • Binding:Hardcover
  • Photographs:100
  • Weight:1.9 kgs
  • Rights:World Rights Available
  • Price:USD $40 / €36 / ₤26