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Framed by WDET: Artistry

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Image credit: Justin Milhouse

The styles from Detroit stretched the boundaries of what people could and should do with hair.” - Shannon Cason, Storyteller

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Framed by WDET is an audiovisual experience that tells the stories of a side of Detroit that is too often overlooked.

In this feature, photographer Justin Milhouse and NPR storyteller Shannon Cason usher us into Detroit’s ever-thriving world of hair design and styling with Hair Capital of the World. In photos of wildly creative styles and conversations with Detroit’s prolific hair personalities, it highlights yet another art form that proudly defines our region.




Detroit has never been shy or scared to show off,” says Cason, “and the styles from Detroit stretched the boundaries of what people could and should do with hair.”

To hear the full story, click the audio player above. 
The photographs from this feature, Artistry, are now on display at The Social Club in Midtown Detroit. Check them out for yourself!

The Social Club is one of the five locations where you can view work from the Framed by WDET photo collection. See where you can find the other photos at framedbywdet.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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