A Disposable Art Show.
‘Disposable’ was an artist showcase that I hosted in September of 2019 that featured the work of 13 local photographers and some kids who live in Detroit all shot on disposable cameras. Each participant, whether 8 or 40 years old, had one disposable camera to try and document their Detroit summertime experience. The results blew me away, so much so that I had to share the results here. But first, a little more about the show.
The idea for this show came about because I often walk around my neighborhood taking photographs and often run into kids. If they see my cameras they are always so intrigued by them, and on one particular instance a little girl named Naveya asked if she could keep my camera so she could continue to take photos. I obviously wasn’t able to give it to her, but that interaction had me thinking about how I could try and get cameras into the hands of Detroit’s youth. After lots of brainstorming and planning, this art show came about. None of this would have been possible without the help of the artists involved, a few really close friends, and Express Photo & Camera who sponsored the show.
The photographs displayed below were taken by the artists & children involved in the show. The physical showcase on September 28th was free for all to attend because I am a firm believer that no one should have to pay for access to art, but we accepted donations for the Detroit Impact Center at the door for those who were able to donate. The center operates on Detroit’s west side and works to help at-risk youth develop a sound values system, strong personal motivation, and positive self-esteem. Thanks to the generosity of all in attendance, we were able to donate $500 to the center in hopes that they can continue their amazing work with Detroit’s youth.
If you are able, please consider donating to the center today — https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/1659288
Andy Shields - www.shields.photos
Broccoli - instagram.com/bro.cco.li
The Detroit Impact Center - www.detroitimpact.org/
Emily Crombez - instagram.com/emcrombez
Eric Hergenreder - eherg.com/
Evan Hutchings - www.evanhutchingsphoto.com
Jason Gervais - jason-gervais.tumblr.com
Lizz Wilkinson - www.lizzwilkinson.com
Mark Hall - instagram.com/markhalldet
Mishira Cha Cha Davis - instagram.com/cha2times
POINTOFVIEWFINDER - POINTOFVIEWFINDER.vsco.co
Robert Monaghan - instagram.com/detroitliger
Sara Faraj - stillpinephoto.com
Suraj Bhamra - instagram.com/suraj.bhamra
'The Wig Kids' - Rashad, Amir, Jamaree, & Daishon