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Framed by WDET: Rooster Ranch

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Image credit: Sean Work

A community of Michiganders from disparate backgrounds connect around their love for the shooting sports.

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Sean Work
Sean Work

Framed by WDET is an audio-visual experience, produced in partnership with 18 artists, who tell the story of moments and spaces where people come together and find belonging in and around Detroit. The series of stories and photos give a unique look into the diversity of our region, and this feature is no different. 

Framed by WDET: Home on the Range contrasts subtle shooting sounds with cozy conversations between the myriad of personalities one can find in the shooting sports.
Producer Shelby Jouppi and photographer Sean Work capture stories of family, camaraderie, and love for nature through audio interviews and photographs. From old friends and new friends to families and their dogs, everyone in this story converges for a day of shooting at Rooster Ranch, a pheasant preserve in the thumb of Michigan.

It’s not always for the kill, you know,” says one Ranch visitor. “It’s the people that you’re with, it’s the environment, it’s conservation, you’re getting out into nature, so it’s always a good day out.”

To hear the full story, click the audio player above.

The photographs from this feature are now on display at Good Cakes and Bakes on Detroit’s west side. Check them out for yourself!

Good Cakes and Bakes is one of the five locations where you can view work from the Framed by WDET photo collection until August 31st. See where you can find the other photos at WDET.org/exhibitions.


Erin Allen, Content Producer, Framed by WDET

Erin Allen is a Content Producer with Framed by WDET. Allen is a foodie, yogi and world explorer.


Framed by WDET 101.9 FM

This post 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.

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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