This piece of original artwork comes framed and ready to hang.
Throughout history contributions of minority groups have often been exploited for a myriad of motives. As a result, these groups often lack accurate representation of their culture and its origins. In today’s culture art can act as a vehicle to transform fiction into reality and place the power back in the hands of the ancestors allowing them to reclaim their history and voice.
Detroit, the most densely African-American populated major city in the United States, has often seen its narrative subjugated just like the minority group that resides within its borders. But Detroit lends a unique voice to not only the African-American experience, but American culture as a whole. The fact, that Detroit is a true black city, is where Detroit GRIND finds its unique strengths.
FEATURED ARTISTS INCLUDE:
Olayami Dabls - NNII - Rashaun Rucker - Sydney James - Tiff Massey - Tylonn Sawyer
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Detroit artist Rashaun Rucker
, a North Carolina native, has been deputy director of photography and video at the Free Pressat the Detroit Free Press since 2003. In 2008, he became the first African American to be named Michigan Press Photographer of the Year and was awarded a regional and national Emmy. He currently is a Hearst Visiting Professional in the school of journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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