2018 Documenting Detroit Fellowship Application

For Emerging and Early Career Photographers

You will have until 11:59pm on May 7, 2018 to complete your submission. You may submit only one application.

Please follow the directions of each field of this application CAREFULLY!

If you have questions prior to submitting, please send an email to info@documentingdetroit.org and allow 24-48 hours for a response.

Application Requirements:

  • Fill out all required fields below.
  • Upload a one-page resumé or CV.  The resumé does not need to be specific to a photographic career, but should give us details about your work and life experience.
  • Upload a .zip file which includes 12-15 images that show us your photographic style, your access, and if you're already working with the story you're pitching, include a few introductory images.  Images should be no larger than 1280 pixels on the widest side.
  • Upload a one-page artist statement, detailing a little about you, and focusing on a story you'd like to tell through your photos. The story you follow during the Fellowship must take place within the cities of Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park.  Please address the following questions in your submission:
    - What do you think you can learn from participating?
    - What do you think you can contribute?
    Please choose and detail one of the following types of stories that you intend to focus on in Detroit across the length of the Fellowship:
    - A problem that needs addressing
    - A personal story you believe needs a larger audience
    - A community you know that is underrepresented
    If you have contacts and access to the story you are pitching, please include how you are connected to the story, as this will help us to understand how we can best help you execute your idea.

The Documenting DETROIT Fellowship is unique in that we do not have requirements for education level, or gear with which you are photographing your story.  We ask that you are 18 years old at the time of application.

Photographers chosen to participate in the 2018 Documenting DETROIT Fellowship can expect to spend a significant amount of their free time from mid May through the end of August dedicated to making images.  A ten-day intensive will take place the last week of June, and Fellows will be expected to set aside as much time as possible during this week to be present for portfolio reviews, lectures, and educational sessions.

Priority will be given to photographers living in the Detroit area. We will consider applications from people living outside the immediate Detroit region, however we are unable to provide housing or transportation for fellows.