Detroit, Michigan, USA, 19.10.2012. Detroit was once known as the Paris of the midwest. Considered a promised land, in the era of the american automobile industry adventure. Due to the financial crisis, the entire state of Michigan is now on the brink of economic and social colapse. Fifty years ago, the city of Detroit was home of two million residents. In 2012 only 700.000 residents remain, and the gap between rich and poor in Detroit are as great as in the Philipines. Photo: Christopher Olssøn.