11/05/2014

'It's still a good city': Detroit residents on their hopes for the future


When Detroit filed for bankruptcy in the summer of 2013, Dutch photographer Corine Vermeulen was already envisioning the city’s rebirth. A resident since 2006, she set up several walk-in portrait studios, including one at a rally for Trayvon Martin, the black teenager who was shot dead by George Zimmerman in Florida last year. The studios invited Detroiters to share their impressions of the city and dreams for its future – as well as whatever else happened to be on their minds.

The portraits will go on display from 14 November in Photos of the Detroit Walk-In Portrait Studio at the Detroit Institute of Arts – the photographer’s first solo museum show...more