July 26, 2016

Brianna [commissioned by Credit Karma]

"I haven't check my score yet, but I know it's important" 
- Brianna, 20

The People of Detroit has partnered with Credit Karma and financial empowerment charity Operation HOPE to increase financial literacy in metro Detroit. To help accomplish this, Credit Karma sponsored a series of street portraits in Campus Martius Park, July 22, 2016. Each participant in this series was asked: "How did improving your credit score improved your life?" Join the conversation using the hashtag #karma4Detroit: Twitter - Facebook - Instagram


Noah Stephens founded The People of Detroit portraiture project in April 2010. The project was created as a counterpoint to media fixated on abandoned buildings in the storied birthplace of American auto manufacturing. In 2011, former Draft FCB executive creative director Hweebeng Poh saw the project on Flickr and hired Noah to shoot an ad campaign for McDonald's Corporation in Shanghai, China. TPOD has since earned national and international accolades including a grant from the Knight Foundation (2012) and a list-leading feature in Complex Magazine's "20 Detroit Artist You Should Know" (2014). Noah works full-time as a photographer and writer in his native Detroit. 

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