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#SWDetroit Photo Challenge Promotes Community-Driven Narratives

For the past year community members, friends, and visitors of Inside Southwest Detroit have been documenting their neighborhoods using a series of hashtags on social media sites.  Some have been trained to do so.  Others have shared what they learned with friends.  Several specific groups have had trainings on how to document and archive their […]

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The Graffiti Writers Of Southwest Detroit

The following is the first in a series of articles written by photographer Tom Stoye about a variety of aspects of his experiences and observations while documenting graffiti art in Detroit. By Tom Stoye My interest in graffiti art began in the summer of 2003 when I bought my first digital camera. The economy was beginning […]


SNAPSHOT: Reflexiones / Reflections Opening At Cafe Con Leche

Cafe con Leche on Vernor and Scotten hosted the opening for Lisa Luevanos’ photography exhibit ‘Reflexiones’ on Friday, May 4, 2012.  Lisa has sought to celebrate and preserve Latino heritage in her work over the past three decades. Born and raised in southwest Detroit, her photographs document various aspects of the history of the neighborhood. […]

PHOTOGRAPHY: Gabriela Santiago-Romero Documents Her Environment

With a camera in hand Gaby takes in her surroundings and shares them with her network (and the world) through a variety of blogging tools. Below are several captures that Gaby has produced in and around her neighborhood, Southwest Detroit. Keep shooting Gaby!! [View the story “PHOTOGRAPHY: Gabriela Santiago-Romero Documents Her Environment” on Storify] To […]

Local Diversity-Themed Photography Noticed Nationally

The Arab American News – In SURA Arts Academy, students in grades six through eight from Dearborn and southwest Detroit are loaned new digital cameras; professional photographers then instruct the children on their operation during weekly sessions