Nicholas Gregory's avatar Nicholas Gregory

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