Artist Talk: Creating Visual Narratives of Detroit

Presented by WDET 101.9 FM

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July 17, 2019 to July 17, 2019
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Framed by WDET Exhibition
1001 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI View on map

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Join WDET, Documenting Detroit, and Darkroom Detroit for a dialogue with local documentary photographers and filmmakers.

The night will feature short conversations between local artists and the media and nonprofit organizations that support their work. Together, we will explore the role of documentary photography and film as a medium to produce visual art for, by, and with neighborhoods and communities.

Featuring conversations with:

  • Cydni Elledge, documentary photographer of Framed by WDET’s series The Sweet Science; and 2016 Documenting Detroit Fellow, and Courtney Hurtt, executive producer of Framed by WDET
  • Shiraz Ahmed, documentary filmmaker and 2018 Documenting Detroit Fellow and digital editor for WDET; and Kathy Kieliszewski, Photo & Video Director at The Detroit Free Press and Artistic Director of Freep Film Festival
  • Rosa María Zamarrón​, documentary photographer, 2018 Darkroom Detroit Applebaum Fellow and 2016 Documenting Detroit Fellow; and Javi Garcia, Executive Director of Darkroom Detroit
  • Moderated by Erin Allen, audio producer and narrator of Framed by WDET

This artist talk will take place at the exhibition space for “Framed by WDET: Places Where We Belong,” a photography and audio storytelling installation that celebrates the stories of communities with a rich legacy in Detroit through the work of 18 Detroit-based photographers and storytellers.

“Framed by WDET: Places Where We Belong” is sponsored by Bedrock and made possible with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and more than 200 Kickstarter backers.

Are you a local photographer? Join us at 4:30 pm for a Community Photo Critique Session with Documenting Detroit. Alan Chin, Managing Director of Facing Change: Documenting Detroit, will describe the Documenting Detroit Fellowship program and moderate a “community critique” session open to all photographers wishing to share and discuss your work. Please bring a thumb drive with 5 images. We will have a sign-up sheet and are excited and looking forward to seeing photos from all of you Detroit photographers! Learn more here.

Portraits taken by Justin Milhouse for “Framed by WDET”.

This Detroit Art Week event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please RSVP Today.


Image credit: Justin Milhouse for "Framed by WDET"

Framed by WDET 101.9 FM

This event is a part of Framed by WDET 101.9 FM.

A series of traveling audio-visual exhibitions that integrate photography and audio storytelling to present the stories of ethnic and cultural communities throughout the Detroit region. Produced by WDET 101.9 FM.

This project is supported by individual contributions, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts, The Kresge Foundation, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and our series sponsors.




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