A city whose voice has been drowned out by opportunistic documentary makers, revelling in ruin porn and surface level bore. Their collective voice still echoes throughout Motor City’s suburbia however, from the heart of the ghetto to the far reaches of the 8-mile limits. It may not be heard through funky Mo-Town rhythms anymore, but you can count on the towns poets, youths and passers-by to give you the low down.

There’s a compelling energy here. A majority black community that has endured floods, bankruptcy and racial divide. Still does. Yet at its core, finds the audacity to rebuild. May this body of work serve as a timepiece for a city in a state of positive transition and resilience. Watch this space, there are good things to come.

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