Opening Reception: Saturday, February 4, 6 To 10pm
Saturday, February 11th, 1-6pm
Saturday, February 18th, 1-6pm
Saturday, January 25th, 1-6pm
ARTIST TALK: Saturday February 25, at 2pm.
3456 Evaline St, Hamtramck, Michigan 48212
ARTIST STATEMENT: “A Home Abroad” (Detroit, 2013-2016) explores a family’s journey immigrating to a post industrial city in America after living in the rural landscape of Sylhet in Bangladesh. The family moved into Detroit’s neighborhood of resettled Bengali immigrants with hopes to find job opportunity, proper medical treatment and education.
BIOGRAPHY: Ali Lapetina is a photographer and educator based in Detroit, Michigan. Her work explores stories of transition - focusing on immigrant and refugee integration and longtime residents living within a post-industrial city. Ali graduated from the College for Creative Studies in 2013 with a BFA in Photography and a minor in Advertising Design. She is the founder of Women of Banglatown, an all women’s community space offering free art activities for young girls and income generating activities for Bengali women in Detroit. Ali has been commissioned by National Geographic, New York Times, and Le Monde among others.