Wednesday, January 15, 2014

BEN MARCIN : Portraits of a Different Kind

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Last House Standing And ( Other Stories)
December 18 - January 25 2014
523 N. Charles Street
Baltimore MD 21201
410 539 1080

Red Brick Rowhouse West Baltimore
Baltimore Maryland
Blue Solo House West Baltimore

Rowhouse Philly

Rowhouse Philly

I saw these photographs last summer when they were submitted to Musing. I see the silent indicators of not only place and the character of these buildings  but what is revealed about cities and change in America . 

" My interest in these solitary buildings is not only in their ghostly beauty but in their odd, almost defiant, placement in the urban landscape. Often three stories high, they were clearly not designed to stand alone like this. Many details that might not be noticed in a homogenous row of twenty attached row houses become apparent when everything else has been torn down. And then there's the lingering question of why a single row house was allowed to remain upright. Still retaining traces of its former glory, the last house standing is often still occupied. " Ben Marcin.

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