Documenting DETROIT is a program of Facing Change: Documenting America, a non-profit organization created by photojournalists in 2009 to address our era of great challenges in the United States through our photographs and narratives. The images the Fellows create are showcased across Detroit as larger-than-life representations of our community.
Steve Koss and Cydni Elledge – both alumni of the inaugural 2016 Documenting DETROIT Fellowship for Early-Career and Emerging Photographers – are featured at Grand On River
Cydni Elledge’s Portraits of Black Youth, Ages 9 – 22 aims to break down stereotypes of her peers. She says, “This portrait series represents truth. The truth that black men are far more than what the world portrays them to be. I began creating this series so everyone can see what I see, what God created them to be.”
Steve Koss’s No Time to Worry shows diverse Detroiters at nightclubs around the city. He says, “When times are bad for a city, people go to a bar. When times are good for a city, people still go to a bar. I want to see what people make up places and why they come to these places. All these places give Detroiters something different."