Twenty postcards depicting Detroit have been selected for “My Detroit,” part of The Architectural Imagination,” the exhibition for the US Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Selected from among 463 entries by curator Cynthia Davidson and sociologist Camilo José Vergara, the 20 winning postcards --- taken by 18 different individuals -- were selected as a group, for helping to tell the story of Detroit today. Ten of the 18 winners are Detroit-area residents.
“The twenty photographs to be printed as postcards will help us tell the exhibition visitor short stories about life in Detroit,” Davidson said. “These views of the city will complement the work of the architects at the U.S. Pavilion in Venice.”
The photographers will receive a prize of $100 for each winning photo, and the postcards will be distributed to visitors at the Venice Biennale. The postcards will also be available in the exhibition catalog and shared on The Architectural Imagination website.
“The Architectural Imagination,” curated by Cynthia Davidson and Mónica Ponce de León, in collaboration with the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, examines specific sites in Detroit, Michigan, with the proposals having wide-reaching applications for the rest of the world.
Learn more about "My Detroit" here.