Submissions: Take a Picture of Something Neglected that You Wish Would Be Restored
In the beginning of November, we asked you, the GOOD community, to help us create a Picture Show about something neglected that you wish would be restored. During the month, we received images of deserted buildings, potholes, and lost loved ones. The images captured both a sense of loss and hope for renewal.
Unfortunately, we were unable to fit all of the entries into the slide show. But we did our best to select a handful that honors the missed and forgotten. (Captions by the photographers.) Above, we present to you the collaborative Picture Show created by none other than the GOOD community.
Now we need your help: Vote on your favorite submission by commenting below now through December 7. The winning entry will be announced shortly after, featured on our homepage, and printed in the next issue of GOOD. We’ll also send a GOOD T-shirt and a free subscription (or gift subscription) to the winner.
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On 8 July, 2009, at 3:23 a.m., my family home burnt down to the ground, literally. Stepping back I'm able to appreciate the beauty of the photographs I have taken of the property over the last few months. What more needs to be said?
I came across this little guy in an alley way in Venice. I thought to myself, nobody wants to die alone in a strange place. He would have wanted to go out differently, maybe getting eaten by a whale.
My neighborhood in Boston has an active artist community, and this past weekend was open studios. A lot of the artists will direct you to their homes/studios with sidewalk chalk. I love that one took the time out for some public commentary.
Miss him and would like him back so he could see his grandchildren and get to know my wife.
Once frequented by everyone using Colchester Bus Station, in 6 months it meets its maker in a planned demolition. Beforehand it would be fantastic to see it provide the travelers with what they need: a chat, a paper, and a cup of tea.
A wall ready for demolition. Migrant worker community located in the southeast outskirts of Beijing.
Once the largest train station in the world, this beautiful monolith now sits empty and neglected. Scheduled for demolition by the city of Detroit, a group of dedicated people have managed to stave off its destruction for over a year. Every time I photograph this building, I can't help but day-dream about what it must have looked like in its hay-day—full of people, trains and energy.
This is part of the downtown area of my hometown, Tyler, Texas. I very much wish it could be restored so the whole area could be a community center again and not some sketchy part of town that homeless people and crazy photographers visit.
My girlfriend's aunt lives on the Florida panhandle and her boat's a bit out of place, thanks to a hurricane. You gotta hate to see this thing lie there dead in the grass, not even in the water.
This is my childhood Raggedy Ann who is truly raggedy these days, but not the way she'd like to be! I'm not sure when or how she lost her eye, but in the spirit of Ann's resilience, she's worn a pirate type eye patch for years.
Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula is filled with majestic ruins from the once-great copper mining industry. This is an old stamp mill where copper bits were separated from sand.