Photography for Social Change symposium
College for Creative Studies, Detroit
Photographers have often used their cameras as an instrument of reform, to show the world a problem and convince people to work toward a solution. The human process of remembering images as events is what makes the media of photography so poignant in the role of bringing attention to societies ills.
The College for Creative Studies and the CCS Photography department have invited two well known photographers and activists: Wendy Ewald and Vincent Cianni to discuss with the CCS community how their efforts brought attention to their particular causes.
CCS professors Mr. William Valicenti and Mr. Carlos Diaz will also discuss their experiences with their classes and students: “Re-Documenting Detroit’“. Re-document Detroit is a multi-semester sponsored partnership between The Detroit Historical Society (DHS) and the Photography Department. The DHS was awarded a Knight Arts Challenge Grant in 2015 to support their continuing mission to photographically document the changes to the environment and culture of Detroit.