Detroit, Michigan 2011

PhotographerDanielle Coupland
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

When people talk about Detroit, they only ever mention the shattered landscape, and feelings of loss associated with what they now see. Before I started this series of portraits, I knew no one currently living in Detroit or the surrounding area. I searched for willing people to help me out by attending art shows, concerts, and local venues. The people I came into contact with were some of the most welcoming and genuine people I’ve met. They completely changed my outlook on the city, which is what I hope to achieve with the photos I have left there with.

About Photographer

Danielle Coupland is currently an emerging photographer based in Toronto, ON. To view her current project, and past work, please visit Or, you can contact her at