Produced by WDET, Detroit's NPR Station

Framed by WDET: Places Where We Belong

Framed by WDET: Places Where We Belong

Community stories and photography from Detroit


1001 Woodward Ave

Downtown Detroit

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Thursday through Sunday

12 pm — 7 pm

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Framed by WDET: Places Where We Belong is a free multimedia exhibition that celebrates the stories of communities with a rich legacy in Detroit.

From long-time residents who are preserving a southern blues music tradition to neighbors who share Middle Eastern cuisine, this exhibition explores the moments and spaces that we share with one another through the work of Detroit-based photographers and storytellers.

This collection of work features 10 communities and documents the voices of nearly 100 local residents from neighborhoods like Delray, Hamtramck, Southwest Detroit, and the broader Detroit region.

Experience these stories at 1001 Woodward Ave in Downtown Detroit in collaboration with our sponsor Bedrock. This is the first time that this collective body of work is being presented in one space as an immersive experience that celebrates our global city.

With photography by

Amy Sacka, Corine Vermeulen, Cydni Elledge, Doug Coombe, Erik Paul Howard, Justin Milhouse, Kenny Karpov, Marvin Shaouni, and Sean Work

And audio stories by

Conor Anderson, Courtney Hurtt, Laura Herberg, Laura Weber-Davis, Kenny Karpov, Martina Guzmán, Rob St. Mary, Shannon Cason, Shelby Jouppi, and Zak Rosen

To the community of artists, local residents, funders, sponsors, and 225 backers who made this all possible — thank you.


Framed by WDET: Places Where We Belong is sponsored by Bedrock and is made possible with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and 225 Kickstarter backers.

The production of Framed by WDET is made possible with support from a body of 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.

Upcoming Events in Space

Photo Critique Session with Documenting Detroit

Wednesday, July 17  |  4:30 pm — 6:30 pm

Alan Chin, Managing Director of Facing Change: Documenting Detroit, will describe the Documenting Detroit Fellowship program and moderate a “community critique” session open to all photographers wishing to share and discuss your work.


Artist Talk: Creating Visual Narratives of Detroit

Wednesday, July 17  |  7 pm — 9 pm

A dynamic dialogue with local documentary photographers and filmmakers in partnership with Documenting Detroit and Darkroom Detroit. This Detroit Art Week event is free and open to the public, but space is limited.


Summer Flow Yoga at 1001 Woodward

Saturday, July 20  |  10 am — 11:30 am

This slow flow yoga class will get you sweating while elongating your muscles and quieting your mind. The class will be taught by “Framed by WDET” audio producer and narrator Erin Allen (RYT 500) and enhanced by a live DJ set of Detroit music by CAИDI, songwriter and producer.

Early bird tickets are available until July 19 for $15. All proceeds will go to support WDET, Detroit’s public radio station.