Documenting Detroit: Architecture

From 1972 to 1984, the Detroit Historical Museum partnered with the Center for Creative Studies (now the College for Creative Studies) to create the Documenting Detroit photography series. Students explored aspects of documentary photography using the people and landscape of Detroit as their subjects. Many of the photographs were exhibited at the museum, and all became part of the Detroit Historical Society Collection.

The selection of photographs included in this exhibition represents a small fraction of the 1,300 Documenting Detroit images. With a focus on architecture, these pieces have a strong aesthetic appeal that speaks to the artistic and creative vision of Bill Rauhauser's teachings and the students' personal perspectives. The intervening decades give these snapshots of the city additional depth and clarity, enhancing their captivating appeal.

Consisting of 24 fully framed black and white photographs, this exhibit comes ready to be installed.







Exhibit Specifications


  • 24 photo set: approx. 40 linear feet wall space.

Loan fee:

  • 24 photo set: $900 per 3 months.

For more information, or to schedule a rental, please contact:

Jeremy Dimick
Manager of Collections


Bill Pringle
Curatorial Assistant

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