Facing Change: Documenting DETROIT

“Facing Change: Documenting Detroit” is a community photojournalism initiative creating a documentary record of Detroit by Detroit-area photographers.

Featuring: Damon Adams, Gabriela Baginski, MarQuez Bell, Julian Bibb, Alexa Borromeo, Jeremy Brockman, Zac Clark, LaToya Colts, Alexandre da Veiga, Amethyst Davis, Mishira Davis, Brian Day, Jon DeBoer, Marisol Dorantes, Cydni Elledge, Danya Ensing, Junfu Han, Erik Paul Howard, Razi Jafri, Anthony Lanzilote, Ali Lapetina, Jarod Lew, Steve Koss, Justin Milhouse, Samantha Otto, Jeff Pearson, Viviana Pernot, Sal Rodriguez, Amy Sacka, Corey Turner, Felicia Tolbert, Anahi Vazquez, Sean Work, Rosamaria Zammaron

Presented by

Facing Change: Documenting DETROIT with additional support by Photo Wings

Curated by

Alan Chin & Karah Shaffer








“Facing Change: Documenting Detroit” is a community photojournalism initiative creating a documentary record of Detroit by Detroit-area photographers. The initiative includes an annual educational fellowship, monthly public events presenting acclaimed photographers, and showcases of our fellows’ work via public art, exhibitions and publications. We recast the narrative of Detroit communities using our voices and vision, and broadcast that narrative locally and globally.


Facing Change: Documenting DETROIT has worked with 37 emerging and early career Detroit photographers. Some are self-taught, some are formally trained, and all are from diverse backgrounds. They include immigrants, veterans, recent transplants from other cities, and those with Detroit roots going back many generations. Their careers span journalism, photography, small business ownership, education, healthcare and community service. Their perspectives and histories come together to recast Detroit’s narrative, telling true stories of Detroit’s people and culture at home and afar. We have presented work as larger-than-life banner installations on the sides of buildings and in large windows, as 100-foot wide projections onto the exterior wall of the Detroit Institute of Art, and at regular monthly events featuring panel discussions and presentations with renowned photographers based both in Detroit and across the globe.



Selected work from FIT Graduating Show 2017

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Presented by Fashion Institute of Technology

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Presented by Bronx Documentary Center

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