We are thrilled have Detroit photographic artist, Brian Day with us this year at Photostock!
The unifying theme of much of Day’s work centers on the notion of balancing the narrative of Detroit as a comeback city to be loved, warts and all. Day’s most recent series is Detroit From Above, an aerial view of Detroit in black and white images, focusing on the complexity of the urban cityscape.
The Detroit From Above series was conceived as a response to the changing socioeconomic landscape of Detroit. Born and raised in Detroit, Day has seen many changes, positive and negative, over the years. In some respects, the recent resurgence of the downtown city core has evolved into a city “old Detroiters” scarcely recognize. Looking at the city from a new perspective quite literally helps one to appreciate the beauty and complexity of a city whose inhabitants are seeking to understand one another and grow together.
Brian‘s work is represented by M Contemporary Art, based in Ferndale, MI and has been exhibited and collected locally and internationally, and featured or published in Black & White Photography Magazine, Esquire Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, Scientific American Magazine, HOUR Magazine, Complex Magazine, Parkview Magazine, The Detroit Free Press, The Detroit News, Metro Times, Yield Magazine (University of Notre Dame), The University of Michigan and CNN, among others. Day was also awarded to the Documenting Detroit Fellowship in 2016, and was a 2017 recipient of the Michigan Chronicle’s prestigious Men of Excellence award, recognizing creative and influential personalities making a positive impact on the city of Detroit.