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Photographs from the Detroit Walk-In Portrait Studio by Corine Vermeulen
Friday, November 14, 2014 – Sunday, May 31, 2015
Dutch-born photographer - now Detroiter - Corine Vermeulen was commissioned by the Detroit Institute of Arts to photograph Detroiters in an effort to share their stories about the city and their engagement and support of its diverse communities. She set up temporary walk-in portrait studios in various Detroit locations beginning in the summer of 2013. Vermeulen photographed people from community organizations and independent neighborhood and social groups throughout the city. Featured in the exhibition are portraits of individuals from Recycle Here, D-Town Farms, neighborhood bicycling group the East Side Riders and teens from Detroit Focus Hope among others. Participants were asked about their current and future vision of Detroit, and their responses will accompany their portraits in the exhibition.
Listen to the people from the Portrait Studio discuss their Detroit
This exhibition is supported, in part, by public funds from the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.
Image: Ron, East Side Riders, 2013, by Corine Vermeulen. Courtesy of the artist and the Susanne Hilberry Gallery.