Detroit: City of God (Reprise)

    The series of photos known as “Detroit: City of God” actually started one day in 2003 while I was visiting a friend’s church.  It was a rainy day and there were several leaks, the carpet had a bad stench to it, and the fabric on the pews was peeling.  But you know what?  Nobody cared.  The church was small, quaint, and quiet.  People were there to pray thanks, understand, and asked for forgiveness (like any other church I guess)

I left that day with allllllll kinds of thoughts.  Like; does God care how big your church is or how big your heart is?  Does your entrance into the afterlife have anything at all to do with the reputation of the church you attend?  Do people spend too much time and effort worried about the brick and mortar of the building instead of the love and sincerity in their souls? 

I’m extremely analytical and I don’t mind letting “anything” inspire me.  So these are photographs of the churches, the ones you wouldn’t step foot in, the ones homeless people sleep in front of, the ones where the “building fund” is not overly talked about (I assume), and duck tape is used to fix all issues.  Some had been closed for a while, some had just reopen, and some I don't know.   All these photographs are at least 10 years old.  Some of the churches have upgraded, some have moved, and some look the same.  It's on my perspective on Detroit, religion, and being human.

To see the rest click City of God Photos


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