The Alley Project

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Erik Howard is a photographer and Founder of The Alley Project, a place to facilitate and support the themes of creative expression, positive youth-adult partnerships, structure, community responsibility, and participatory process. TAP (The Alley Project) is an initiative of Young Nation, a small, community-based youth group from southwest Detroit that Howard also founded. Erik combines his passion for youth and community development with his love of photography. His photographs capture the excitement of young people in their process of self discovery and development with southwest Detroit as the backdrop.

To learn more about The Alley Project please visit them here. To view Erik’s photography you can visit his professional site here.

The Alley Project participated in the first inaugural Detroit Design Festival with a hosted art battle.  Want to learn more about the Detroit Design Festival and how we support Detroit’s creative talent? Click here.

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