“Judy Sanchez woke Thursday to the sound of heavy footsteps in her stairwell, followed by a loud motor. She got to her kitchen in time to see the blade of a chain saw rip through her front door. “It was so crazy,” Judy Sanchez said. “I was terrified.”
Now ask yourself, who are you more afraid of? Chainsaw wielding men from the government who can’t find the business end of a GPS, or a solitary drug addict?
As the global recession has swallowed the United States in its seemingly bottomless stomach, one of the first cities to crumble was Detroit. To document this tragic decline, French photographers Yves Marchand and Romain took to the Motor City and came back with some of the most hauntingly beautiful and compelling images of the recession to date.