OPENING: “Disposable” Group Exhibition @ Lightbox on Saturday, 9/28

OPENING: “Disposable” Group Exhibition @ Lightbox on Saturday, 9/28

On Saturday, photographer EHerg aka Eric Hergenreder will present ‘Disposable.’ a unique artist showcase in which 15 Detroit-based photographers and 10 youth from Detroit’s neighborhoods will display their photographs taken with disposable cameras.

All of the photographs will have been shot within two months of the event, offering a distinct view of the Motor City in the summertime, and the participation fee for practicing artists went directly towards allowing local Detroit youth to participate in the art show as well, giving them disposable cameras, negative scans, and prints of their work all free of charge.

“Disposable” has a reception from 6:30 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28 at Light Box, 8641 Linwood St., Detroit; Admission is free.

From a recent posting on the Facebook event page:

“Thanks to the artists involved in this show, some amazing local organizations, and some awesome parents, I was able to give out 13 cameras to kids who live in Detroit. Out of the 13 cameras given out I received 11 back, had them processed, and printed a few shots from each camera. As amazing as the photographs taken by the artists for this showcase are, the photographs from the kids definitely steal the show. Come check out the photos by these amazing kids (and some local artists, too) this Saturday!”

The event is supported by Express Photo and Camera, a family-owned film lab and photo restoration service based out of Livonia since 1985. The event is free and open to the public, but donations will be accepted at the door to benefit the Detroit Impact Center, a community-based youth center on Detroit’s west side that works to help at-risk youth develop a sound values system, strong personal motivation, and positive self-esteem.

Participating Artists (view the facebook page for artist profiles)

Andy Shields
Emily Crombez
Eric Hergenreder
Evan Hutchings
Jason Gervais
Lizz Wilkinson
Mark Hall
Mishira Cha Cha Davis
Robert Monaghan
Sara Faraj
Suraj Bhamra

*all artwork at this event will be for sale

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