Graffiti Women

Sakara and Anthea

Strohm Hall

The Detroit Public Library, 2/2/17

#8x10 gelatin silver contact print

Marco Lorenzetti

These sisters are native Detroiters and both are in the arts. Sakara is in dance and Anthea is in the visual arts. “This is where I grew up,” Sakara tells me. “This is what made my imagination go wild.” They tell me stories about their glory days in the teen HYPE center. Helping Young People Excel is the teen-focused program at the DPL that provides services and a space for teens to learn, explore or simply hang out. Anthea remembers, “They had a talent show, a dance party, and they brought in mentors as guest teachers on various topics.”  

Graffiti Women celebrates the rise of female graffiti and street artists. Published in 2006, it was written by Nicholas Ganz.

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Xavier with Preston and Amir

Fine Arts Room

The Detroit Public Library, 12/14/26

#8x10 gelatin silver contact print

Marco Lorenzetti

These three friends attend The University Prep Science and Math Middle School. It’s inside the Michigan Science Center and a short walk after school to the DPL.