Katherine Westerhout: Rust Belt


You’re not supposed to look at the dying, the dead; you turn away. Oakland-based photographer Katherine Westerhout looks. Westerhout takes pictures of falling or fallen cities—Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Detroit—focusing on sites of deserted industry and community. She spatially and temporally trespasses, highlighting such spaces’ scars and water damage, ugly backsides and decay. Nobody’s supposed to see […]