What America Looks Like: Detroit, Michigan

By Conor Friedersdorf

The United States as seen by its residents

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In Detroit, Michigan, "[a] chair is seen inside the abandoned and decaying manufacturing plant of Packard Motor Car. The facility, built in 1907 and designed by Albert Kahn, is located near downtown."

Previously in this series: Venice Beach, California. Western Georgia. Cincinnati, Ohio.  Birmingham, Alabama. Clarksdale, Mississippi. New York, New York. The Arizona/Nevada border.      

Submission guidelines: We're seeking photographs that capture the look and feel of the United States as seen by the people who live here, rather than the stock images of postcards and TV backdrops. Landscapes are okay. So are portraits so long as the subject's surroundings are captured. Email photos to whatamericalookslike@gmail.com - doing so affirms that you hold all rights to the submission, and grants us permission to publish your photo at TheAtlantic.com and in any future collection of What America Looks Like photographs.

Include the city and state where the image is taken, and as detailed a description as you're willing to offer. Also let us know if you've got a photo Web site or a link where a print of your photo is available for purchase.

Image credit: Reuters/Eric Thayer

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http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2011/04/what-america-looks-like-detroit-michigan/237769/