Time Magazine Detroit Photo Essay
"By then, it had already come to be much more than a car.
It is also 80% black, according to the last available US census.She holds a BA in journalism from Wayne State University's Journalism Institute for Media Diversity and lives in suburban Detroit with her husband and daughter. Frazier's photo essay tells the story of workers from the General Motors plant in Lordstown, Ohio, which manufactured the Chevrolet Cruze, and was unallocated on November 26, 2018. Gordon Rodwan., and writer John Rodwan Jr., for bypassing the easy imagery and narrow stereotypes that tend to define Detroit. It presents multiple, diverse, contrasting aspects of the complex city. Gordon Rodwan’s photographs show sides of the city that many people – residents and non residents alike – often miss rather than reproducing images already widely seen.Instead, they invite readers to look, to savor, to occasionally lament but ultimately decide for themselves what Detroit Is. They don’t ignore the dilapidated parts of the city, but they don’t fetishise those elements either.Detroit is not New York, and though the visual language of urban decline is familiar to me and spans geography, Detroit is a different story.In 1950, Detroit was the fifth largest city in America, with 1.8 million people.Her photos show the various stages of the plant's closing, from union workers meeting to discuss their options and demonstrating to put pressure on G. to the journey of the last Cruze, which came off the assembly line on March 6.Frazier's interviews with individual portrait subjects appear throughout the story, showing the personal toll that the shutdown had on workers. The Detroit Salt and Manufacturing Company was formed to extract the salt.The company went bankrupt before finishing the shaft down to the salt.