January 2011: I am preparing for my first real visit to Detroit, the city of my birth. I am a Californian, where I have been since age one when my parents packed me into a car to seek fame and fortune in LA. It is strange to be defined by something unknown but when asked if I am a "native" Californian, I answer, "No, I was born in Detroit." It seems time to investigate what that means. So I have come "home" on my birthday to photograph Detroit.

This blog is part of an accompanying journal about the project.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Detroit in Slides: The First Three Visits

In preparation for the Palm Springs Photo Festival, where I am showing the DETROIT: DEFINITION portfolio for the first time to photography and editorial professionals , I prepared a slideshow of impressions from these visits. With great thanks to Mack Avenue Records (Detroit-born! and the sponsor of the Labor Day Detroit Jazz Festival) and to their artist, Gerald Wilson and his Orchestra, the powerful music of "Detroit" from the DETROIT SUITE accompanies the presentation.

I hope you like it.

With great thanks to Gerald Wilson & Mack Avenue Records
“Detroit” from the Detroit Suite written by Gerald Wilson, Brynhurst music (BMI)
© 2009 Mack Avenue Records II, LLC
Gerald Wilson appears courtesy of Mack Avenue Records

All Photographs and Presentation/Compilation ©Copyright Sara Jane Boyers. All Rights Reserved.

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