Produced by WDET, Detroit's NPR Station


Photographs and stories from communities in Detroit

From long-time residents who are preserving a southern blues tradition to neighbors who share Middle Eastern cuisine, Framed by WDET tells the stories of communities who have a rich legacy in Detroit, but are often under- or misrepresented in the media.

WDET is partnering with Grand Circus Magazine to share local stories in a photo book and multimedia exhibition that feature the work of 18 Detroit-based photographers and audio journalists.

Framed by WDET is a dynamic experience that reflects local culture from the perspective of communities and local artists who call Detroit home.

Our goals through this project are to lift a diversity of voices, highlight the work of Detroit-based artists, and preserve the stories of deeply-rooted communities who have contributed to the cultural vibrancy of a rapidly changing city.

Going beyond the lens of decay and revitalization, Framed by WDET offers a balanced perspective to the mainstream media’s common narrative about what is happening in Detroit. It explores a notion of something beautiful and worthwhile about living in Detroit– the places and moments that people share with one another.

Support this project

We’re launching a crowdfunding campaign to expand Framed by WDET.

When the goal is reached, WDET will combine– for the first time ever– this entire body of work into a dynamic photo book and a gallery exhibition in Detroit.

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Featured Series

Hummus Heartland

A collection of stories about Detroit’s ubiquitous Middle Eastern food culture. Radio producer Zak Rosen and photographer Marvin Shaouni join forces to tell intimate stories united by the iconic, delicious food staple – hummus.




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