Rather than focus on the abandoned buildings and dirty streets, the Exposure.Detroit group is taking a fresh new look at the city, and they showed off the fruits of that re-examination yesterday at the Re:Focus Detroit in the 71 Garfield Gallery near the John D. Dingell Veterans Affairs Medical Center Hospital.
Photo aficionados were impressed by the highly polished high-dynamic range (HDR) work of Lou Peeples, whose photos reveal a tremendous vibrancy in a city often written off by pundits. And the cleverness of Derek Farr, who took a picture of the Spirit of Detroit statue downtown and then carefully deleted almost the entire inscription on the wall behind the statue to leave only the word “spirit.”
But one photograph that universally appealed to everyone who saw the show was one that Anna Lysa took of her daughter Alona holding some balloons in front of a mural in downtown Detroit.
Exposure.Detroit is a group of photographers, some professional, some amateur, who periodically go on shooting sprees throughout the city.