Detroit - Broken Beauty

Detroit city was my first journey using funds from my Getty Editorial Grant. I choose Detroit for a few reasons;  I had never been there, I had long been reading about its demise juxtaposed against its creative rebuilding, it is fairly close for me ( 1.5 hr flight), relatively inexpensive and I was incredibly intrigued. 

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What I found was incredible broken and unbroken beauty and people with a lot of heart. Some living in third world conditions but still full of hope for the future and with dreams on the tip of their tongues. People are truly creative in the way they live as well as artits in vibrant art scene. 

Keto- I met Keto while he was painting a wall in the house of one of my subjects. I saw him later walking down a street and he invited me to his home to take his photo. He lives in a house called The Gingerbread House - It has no heat - We took the black shades off his window and his beautiful art work was revealed. "'It's been hard. My brother killed himself and my father has been missing for four years. I do art becasue it keeps me sane."

Keto- I met Keto while he was painting a wall in the house of one of my subjects. I saw him later walking down a street and he invited me to his home to take his photo. He lives in a house called The Gingerbread House - It has no heat - We took the black shades off his window and his beautiful art work was revealed. "'It's been hard. My brother killed himself and my father has been missing for four years. I do art becasue it keeps me sane."