of Photojournalism Contest, 2012 New York Photo Festival, National Headliner Awards and was nominated for an Emmy by the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.For the past three years Romain has also been working on Can’t Forget The Motor City, a photographic project documenting Detroit with photographer Brian Widdis. Romain loves Detroit, most of the time!
David Adler is a London and NY based economics writer and critic. He is author of the behavioral finance book Snap Judgment (Financial Times Press, 2009) and co-editor of the anthology Understanding American Economic Decline (Cambridge University Press). He is also producer of the PBS NOVA documentary “Mind Over Money” (2010) also about behavioral economics. David Adler is interested in the intersection of arts and economics, which he has written extensively about, most recently for Frieze Magazine. Adler has produced numerous arts documentaries for the BBC. He was a participating artist in the 3rd Athens Biennale 2011 (curators Xenia Kalpaktsoglou, Poka-Yio and Nicolas Bourriaud); Currently David Adler is actively documenting a little known photography system in US prisons featuring photographs taken by prisoners for prisoners using prisoner created fantasy backdrops. He exhibited these at the Clocktower Gallery in NY this summer. His project has been profiled in the Huffington Post, Aperture, Vice, Art Info, and other arts publications.
David Buuck is a writer who lives in Oakland, CA. He is the founder of BARGE, the Bay Area Research Group in Enviro-aesthetics, and co-founder and editor of Tripwire, a journal of poetics. The Shunt was published in 2009 by Palm Press, and Army of Lovers, co-written with Juliana Spahr, is forthcoming from City Lights. Publications, writing & performance samples, and further info available via davidbuuck.com
Vince Carducci is Dean of Undergraduate Studies at College for Creative Studies in Detroit and publisher of the blog Motown Review of Art. He combines aesthetics and social science to investigate fields of cultural production. He is currently surveying ways in which aesthetic communities in Detroit construct what sociologist Eric Olin Wright terms “real utopias.” His work has appeared in scholarly publications, such as Canadian Journal of Sociology, Journal of Consumer Culture, Logos, and Radical Society, and many periodicals, including Art & Australia, Artforum, Art in America, Eye, Huffington Post, Metro Times, PopMatters, and Sculpture. He received a Kresge Arts in Detroit Literary Fellowship in 2010. He holds a BFA in art practice from Michigan State University and an MA in liberal studies from the New School for Social Research. He is currently completing a dissertation in sociology from the New School.
Asenath Andrews, the founding principal of Catherine Ferguson Academy, is a native Detroiter with degrees from Olivet College, Wayne State University and did PhD. studies at University of Michigan. She was most recently honored by Newsweek’s Daily Beast as one of the 150 Fearless Women in the World, Toyoto Mother of Invention and by Fast Company Magazine as on of the League of Extraordinary Women.
Romain Blanquart (b. 1973, France) is a visual journalist living in Detroit, MI. He studied photojournalism at the Rochester Institute of Technology and for the last 11 years he has been a staff photographer at the Detroit Free Press. His most recent video documentary Living With Murder deals with the toll of homicides in Detroit. It received an Edward Murrow Award and was recognized by the National Association of Black Journalists, Best
The IMAGING DETROIT program guide/ project catalogue. Between September 21st and 22nd, 2012 the Metropolitan Observatory for Digital Cultur...