presents: “Facing Change: Documenting America/Documenting
DETROIT;” on view through Sept. 29
DETROIT, September 3, 2019: The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA)
Facing Change: Documenting America (FCDA), a
two-and-a-half-hour community film project focused on Detroit
The work of 49 Detroit-area photographers from the FCDA’s
Documenting DETROIT fellowship programs
will be on display in the De Salle Photography
Gallery through Sunday, September 29. It is free with general
admission, which is always free for residents of Macomb, Oakland
and Wayne counties.
The goal of the FCDA is to empower communities by defining how
they are seen, and how they see themselves, through an annual
educational fellowship program that partners emerging and
beginner local photographers with acclaimed mentors. Using
public art, gallery exhibitions, publications, and public events
to showcase the work, it aims to recast the city’s narrative,
broadcasting it locally and nationally.
FCDA is a 501(c)3 non-profit collective of photojournalists
organized in collaboration with the Library of Congress to
create a visual resource that raises social awareness and
expands public debate.
Museum Hours and Admission:
9 a.m.–4 p.m. Tuesdays–Thursdays, 9 a.m.–10 p.m. Fridays, 10
a.m.–5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. General admission (excludes
ticketed exhibitions) is free for Macomb, Oakland and Wayne
county residents and DIA members. For all others, $14 for
adults, $9 for seniors ages 62+, $8 for college students, $6 for
ages 6–17. For membership information, call 313-833-7971.
Ashley holds her son Nathaniel on the front porch of her house
in Southwest Detroit. August 17, 2017, by Junfu Han, 2017
Documenting Detroit Fellow.