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From Southwest Detroit lowriders to the long-time African American residents who are preserving the city’s rich blues history, Framed by WDET tells the stories of communities who have a rich legacy in Detroit, but are often under or misrepresented in the local media and in the arts.

Beyond Balkanization

The voices of Balkan communities who have woven their cultural threads into the tapestry of Metro Detroit featuring stories by Rob. St. Mary and photography by Doug Coombe.




The Sweet Science

Stories about strength and limitless possibility featuring voices of the youth at Downtown Boxing Gym in Detroit. Photography by Cydni Elledge and stories by Laura Weber-Davis.




Bubble Metropolis

Portraits and stories from contemporary underground dance communities in Detroit. Featuring photography by Corine Vermeulen and stories by Conor Anderson.




Home on the Range

Stories that explore family, responsibility and human connection with the natural world. Featuring stories by Shelby Jouppi and photography by Sean Work.




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.




Rolling Canvases

A celebration of automotive art and design from Southwest Detroit. Storyteller Martina Guzmán and photographer Erik Paul Howard have collaborated to present this narrative through the voices of Detroit’s lowrider community.




Hair Capital of the World

An audio-visual story about Detroit’s hair legacy and culture. Storyteller Shannon Cason and photographer Justin Milhouse have collaborated to present voices from hair designers and barbers who personify Detroit’s culture of innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity.




Sundays at The Carpet House

An award-winning story about a community preserving the “dirty” blues through a weekly grassroots music jam in Detroit. WDET producer Laura Herberg and Detroit-based photographer Amy Sacka have collaborated on telling this story through the voices and stories from its attendees.




Delray: Beyond Isolation

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 a small, isolated neighborhood that is experiencing change.




The Dress Show

Hamtramck’s Bangladeshi community through the lens of its cultural dress shop owners. Featuring photography by Kenny Karpov and stories by Courtney Hurtt.




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