It’s no secret that the one bustling epicenter of car manufacturing, Detroit, has seen better days. The city’s abandoned houses may not be typically beautiful, but rather - as photographer Kevin Bauman argues - "maddening and/or depressing." However, taking a look at these structures unveils a unique narrative. Bauman's project, 100 Abandoned Houses, gathers 100 of his house portraits into a series presented as a grid that reinforces the numbing relentless nature of Detroit's decline. There is beauty in destruction, but perhaps not for the people of Detroit. Nobody is more aware of this paradox than Bauman himself who spent so much time documenting the tragic beauty of these abandoned homes. For this reason, Bauman donates much of the profits from selling his photos to organizations that fight against exactly this kind of urban decline. With the perspective of an understanding outsider, one can appreciate the aesthetic beauty of the crumbling structures and homes. Photographer Bauman has been documenting the "slow death" of these homes before they disappear, permanently documenting them in a series of photographs. You can check out more of Kevin's photography by visiting