Facing Change: Documenting Detroit is a community photojournalism initiative creating a documentary record of Detroit by Detroit-area photographers. 


Each summer, Facing Change: Documenting DETROIT hosts a FREE juried Fellowship for Emerging and Early Career Photographers living in the Detroit area.  Fellows are asked to pitch a story to us, and then paired with acclaimed photojournalists, editors, curators, and documentarians to hone their skills and craft a portfolio that will stand on its own in the global documentary community.

2017 Fellowship

We're excited to announce the 2017 Documenting Detroit Fellows...
Alexa Borromeo  |  Anthony Lanzilote  |  Corey Turner  |  Chris Asadian  |  Damon Adams  |  Erik Howard  |  Jeff Pearson  |  Jeremy Brockman  |  Junfu Han  |  LaToya Colts  |  Mishira Davis  |  Marisol Dorantes  |  Sal Rodriguez  |  Samantha Otto  |  Viviana Pernot

2016 Fellowship

Our inaugural year saw 21 Fellows selected by a renowned Jury.  Together they created a body of work that was first showcased at the Detroit Institute of Arts, to an audience of 600 people.  Since completion of the Fellowship, our participants have been featured in LensCulture, PDN, and Black and White Photography Magazine, among others.  View their portfolios below:

Special thanks to our 2016 Mentors:

Nina Berman - Noor Images  |  Kate Bubacz - Buzzfeed News  |  Alan Chin - Columbia University  |  Carlos Diaz - College for Creative Studies  |  Roy Feldman - PBS Detroit  |  Salwan Georges - Washington Post  |  Courtney Hurtt - Framed by WDET  |  Glenna Gordon - The New School  |  Krisanne Johnson - W. Eugene Smith Award  |  Brenda Ann Kennealy - A Little Creative Class  |  Kathy Kieliszewski - Detroit Free Press  |  Patricia Lay-Dorsey - Artist, Activist  |  Zun Lee - Documentarian  |  Joanna Lehan - International Center of Photography  |  Andrew Lichtenstein - FCDA  |  Brian Palmer - Columbia University  |  Eugene Richards - Guggenheim Fellow  |  Nina Robinson - Documentarian, Bronx Photo League  |  Sandra Stevenson - The New York Times  |  Maggie Steber - FCDA  |  James B. Wellford - National Geographic  |  Clarence Williams - Pulitzer Prize Winner