Produced by WDET, Detroit's NPR Station



Framed by WDET is an audio-visual series produced by WDET, Detroit’s public radio station, integrating photography and storytelling to tell the story of ethnic and cultural communities throughout metro Detroit.

Between 2014 and 2018, WDET paired Detroit-based photographers and audio producers to craft authentic stories about their own communities and neighbors. Framed by WDET stories have been presented on the radio, online, and in pop-up exhibitions in more than 20 art spaces in the Detroit region and beyond.

This project is made possible with support from individual donors, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, the Kresge Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Produced in collaboration with a community of local artists, collaborators, and residents.


Amy Sacka

Corine Vermeulen

Cydni Elledge

Doug Coombe

Erik Paul Howard

Justin Milhouse

Kenny Karpov

Marvin Shaouni

Sean Work

Audio Producers

Conor Anderson

Courtney Hurtt

Laura Herberg

Laura Weber-Davis

Kenny Karpov

Martina Guzmán

Rob St. Mary

Shannon Cason

Shelby Jouppi

Zak Rosen

Project Team

Courtney Hurtt, Executive Producer

Lauren Santucci, Creative Manager

Erin Allen, Audio Producer & Narrator

Alex Trajkovski (Grand Circus Magazine), Writer

Other Studio, Design

Michelle Srbinovich, WDET General Manager

Jerome Vaughn, WDET News Editor



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For 70 years, WDET has provided an independent voice for the Detroit region. Our mission is to serve an engaged, diverse and curious audience through trusted news, inclusive conversations and cultural experiences that empower our community to move forward.

WDET is a member-supported nonprofit that relies on the support of individual donors, corporate underwriters and our licensee, Wayne State University.

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