City of Detroit photographer Cyrus Tetteh has spent the last year photographing notable Detroit residents and natives for our “Neighborhood Natives” portrait series. See the portraits now through March 27 at the Detroit Public Library Main Branch at 5201 Woodward Avenue.
Motown legend Mary Wilson was raised in the Brewster Projects where she says at that time, everyone dared to dream. It was there, where she met fellow Supremes.
Mary Wilson was not supposed to do a Friday morning photo shoot at the former Brewster Recreation Center, the second abandoned building she had been in those last 48 hours she was back in her hometown. In town for Detroit Homecoming, Wilson had had dinner in Michigan Central Depot, spruced up just enough for all the other fellow ex-pats invited back to the city. And then she had done a panel discussion at a still-under-renovation loft in Corktown, also abandoned not too long ago.
At The Neighborhoods, we’re interested in hearing from everybody in Detroit about what matters most to you.
Do you have a story to tell about what your community group is doing in the neighborhood? Tell us.
Do you have a story to tell about a home that needs to come down in your neighborhood? Tell us.