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, 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.

2018 Fellowship

Our Application for the 2018 Documenting DETROIT Emerging and Early Career Photography Fellowship has CLOSED as of May 7th and the judging process has begun! Thank you to everyone who applied.

2017 Fellowship

We're excited to announce the fourteen 2017 Documenting Detroit Fellows, whose work debuted this year at Photoville festival in Brooklyn, New York!  


2016 Fellowship

Our inaugural year featured 21 Fellows creating bodies of work that were first projected onto the external wall of the Detroit Institute of Arts, to an audience of 600 people.  Since completion of the Fellowship, 2016 participants have been featured at the Photoville and DLECTRICITY festivals, in The New York Times, LensCulture, PDN, and Black and White Photography, among others.

Special thanks to our mentors, guest speakers, and board:

Myriam Abdelaziz / Devin Allen / Kainaz Amaria / Samantha Appleton / Nancy Barr / Andrea Birnbaum / Romain Blanquart / Kate Bubacz / Carlos Diaz / Bill Eisner / Roy Feldman / Danny Wilcox Frazier / Salwan Georges / Courtney Hurtt / Brian Kaufman / Kathy Kieliszewski / Brenda Ann Kenneally / Patricia Lay-Dorsey / Joanna Lehan / Zun Lee / Brent Lewis / Andrew Lichtenstein / Sheryl Mendez / Brian Palmer / Lucian Perkins / Eugene Richards / Nina Robinson / Ruddy Roye / Rashuan Rucker / Smita Sharma / Logan Siegel / Maggie Steber / William Valicenti / James Wellford