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Documenting DETROIT presents: Andrew Lichtenstein and Carlos Diaz

  • Red Bull House of Art 1551 Winder Street Detroit, MI, 48207 United States (map)

Documenting DETROIT is back for a February installment featuring Detroit-based photographer Carlos Diaz, and New York-based photographer Andrew Lichtenstein! And of course we'll be rocking the Pop-UP Portrait Studio for our guests!

Carlos Diaz, born in Pontiac, MI, is currently a Professor and former chairman of the Photography Department (1994-2000) at the College for Creative Studies where he has taught for 29 years. 

Diaz is currently working on a project titled, Beyond Borders; Latino Immigrants and Southwest Detroit. The work reflects an ongoing interest and concern for the state of the cultural, political and environmental landscape. 

Diaz is best known for his Invented Landscape works that are one of a kind hand assembled collage pieces that incorporate vintage steel plate engravings on black and white silver prints. The Invented Landscape work resides in numerous collections public and private including, to name a few, the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. 

Andrew Lichtenstein (a member of Facing Change: Documenting America) has spent the last two decades covering long-term stories of social concern in the United States. He worked eight years covering the rise of the prison industrial complex after receiving an Open Society Institute Fellowship in 2000.

In 2007, Lichtenstein authored Never Coming Home, a book documenting the funerals for American soldiers killed in Iraq.

His work, exhibited around the world, has been published in many magazines and newspapers, including Time, Newsweek, US News and World Report and The New York Times.

Documenting DETROIT is a program of Facing Change: Documenting America (FCDA), a nonprofit organization created by photojournalists in 2009 to address our era of great challenges in the United States through photographs and narratives. FCDA collaborates with the Library of Congress to archive and publish work; the first product of that effort, a book entitled "Facing Change" was published in October 2012. For more information on FCDA, please visit FacingChangeUSA.org.

The evening will take place at Red Bull House of Art, a residency program for local artists in the Detroit metropolitan area, located in Detroit's Historic Eastern Market. Each artist is given a generous budget for supplies, a studio space accessible 24 hours a day and an exhibition at the end of their stay where they keep 100% of the profits from sales. Detroit was chosen for its rich history in creative achievements and the diverse and talented artist community. Red Bull House of Art Detroit is currently the only one of it's kind in the world, after similar program ideas were explored in cities like Sao Paulo, Brazil and Lisbon, Portugal.