Cover

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pp. 1-2

Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. iii-v

Contents

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pp. vii-vii

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Reveal Your DIA

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pp. 1-4

Museums and artists. They’re like yin and yang. It’s not always an easy relationship, but it’s an enduring one that frequently creates sparks of brilliance. Detroit Revealed was one such sparkler. The exhibition was organized by DIA associate curator Nancy Barr and a group of local and national artists ...

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Acknowledgments

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pp. 5-10

Reveal Your Detroit was made possible with the generous support of the John S. and Lames L. Knight Foundation. In addition to the grant that gave life to the Reveal Your Detroit project and ultimately this book, the Knight Foundation made a historic endowment gift in support of a broad spectrum of community engagement efforts ...

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Reveal Your Detroit

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pp. 11-26

Imagine: What if you were asked to capture your life in Detroit in just twenty-seven photographs? What would you share? Sure, we’ve long since moved on from the idea of a limited number of images we can capture. With cell phones, digital cameras, and Facebook’s unending bandwidth, what’s stopping us? But by slowing down and thinking about that prospect—just twenty-seven ...

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The Authentic City

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pp. 27-134

From historic landmarks to shots of the Renaissance Center from “The Mound,” residents captured stunning angles of Detroit’s icons. The usual places that pepper national newsreels of the city took on a more intimate feel in the hands of residents using disposable cameras. Then there were the neighborhoods. Most of ...

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Detroit’s Vital Transformation

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pp. 135-179

Transformation is hard work. At its core, transformation is a process of seeking radical change while retaining the central DNA of the object being transformed. This is true whether witnessing the transformation of a buttery, a missiondriven organization, or even a city. This is the crux of Detroit’s dilemma: we love the best of what Detroit is, and although we know it’s a ...

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Postscript

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pp. 180-187

Words allow one conversation about Detroit. Images allow another. It was only my second day on the job. Unclear and uncertain as to how to effectively link the DIA to local community revitalization efforts, it was then that I discovered that Detroit Revealed: Photographs ...

Contributors

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pp. 188-191

Partner Organizations

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pp. 192-195

Back Cover

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pp. 204-204