2012 ArtPrize Entry
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Split is a photo essay focused primarily on the the role human-made barriers have had on Detroit, its culture and its people. This portfolio includes past work with several images that will not be included in the final project. Many pictures for this project will be taken in July and August 2012 to complete the body of work. A particular focus will be the construction of freeways through culturally rich Black neighborhoods and the existence of a one-mile 6-foot concrete wall built to segregate a neighborhood. The story behind each photograph will offer a glimpse into the most misunderstood city in America. Divisions and intolerance have influenced Detroit for several decades before and since the 1967 riots. Through compelling and engaging photographs that include landscapes, portraits and action viewers will better understand how intolerance was encouraged through the political process. (Top 25 Art Prize 2011, Hillside)

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1
  • Medium: Photography
  • Width: 20
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 5

Venue & Connection Information

IMPORTANT: The collaboration with the hosting venue is an aspect of this project that I take very seriously. I can alter the dimensions to fit the venue's needs/space and I intend to narrow down the photography from my volume of work. I will be adding to my volume until August with planned trips to Detroit with an emphasis on this project. I have lined up interviews with Detroiters that will help for this project. My work will remain true to the story and my mission to raise awareness about Detroit. I want the venue to be happy with my work and pleased with the process of working together. Although the dimensions are listed as 10'x5' - that can be expanded or changed easily. The photography can be made to the expectations of the venue. In addition, canvas prints can be created. Good lighting will help tell the story. In addition, I am able to create a multi-media presentation incorporating photography and video if that is desired by the venue. (Art Prize Top 25 2011 - Hillside)

Venue Considerations
  • Special Lighting needed: Yes
  • Internet needed: No
  • Indoor Space needed: Yes
  • Outdoor Space needed: No
  • Audio/Video needed: No
  • Electrical needed: No

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