Produced by WDET, Detroit's NPR Station

Delray: Beyond Isolation

Beyond Isolation

Told by Laura Herberg
Photographed by Kenny Karpov

Exploring daily life of normal people — business owners, laborers, families and children — in the midst of a changing neighborhood

Officials from the state of Michigan and Canada have plans to build the New International Trade Crossing (NITC), a new bridge between Detroit and Windsor that will land in the middle of the Delray neighborhood.

Photographer Kenny Karpov and and audio journalist Laura Herberg compiled an exhibition that explores daily life of normal people — business owners, laborers, families and children — living in this small, isolated neighborhood .

Meet the Artists

Laura Herberg

Laura is an award winning feature story producer currently working on special projects at WDET 101.9 FM. In 2015, her story “Sundays at the Carpet House” won three regional broadcasting awards for Best Feature. She has reported for Interlochen Public Radio and her work has aired on Marketplace, The Story, Making Contact, Oregon Public Broadcasting and more. Visit website.

Kenny Karpov

Kenny’s images exploit the tension between chaos and order. In the complex real world, visual chaos is everywhere. Sometimes, within the photographic frame, order can be attained. Having been a professional photojournalist for more than 14 years,  he has used photography not only to think critically about the world around us but also to give voice to people who otherwise wouldn’t have one. Visit website.

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