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Photographing decaying buildings: Art or exploitation?

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Photographing decaying buildings: Art or exploitation?

As the “great recession” settled in and our rust-belt cities got even rustier, photographers discovered that there’s beauty and even quiet dignity in abandoned, crumbling and decaying spaces. We talk about what some refer to as “decay porn”, and to one artist whose work reveals the jewels lying behind the boarded up facades. Photo: Flickr/stormdog42

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