September 3, 2019 (Detroit)—The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) presents Facing Change: Documenting America (FCDA), a two-and-a-half-hour community film project focused on Detroit neighborhoods. The work of 49 Detroit-area photographers from the FCDA’s 2016-18 annual 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.

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), one of the premier art museums in the United States, is home to more than 60,000 works that comprise a multicultural survey of human creativity from ancient times through the 21st century. From the first Van Gogh painting to enter a U.S. museum (Self-Portrait, 1887), to Diego Rivera's world-renowned Detroit Industry murals (1932–33), the DIA’s collection is known for its quality, range and depth. The DIA’s mission is to create opportunities for all visitors to find personal meaning in art.

Programs are made possible with support from residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.