Ali Lapetina

February 17, 8:30am - 10:00am EST. Hosted at Scarab Club

part of a series on Moments


About the speaker

Ali Lapetina is a photographer and educator based in Detroit, Michigan. Her work explores stories of transition - focusing on immigrant and refugee integration and longtime residents living within a post-industrial city. Ali graduated from the College for Creative Studies in 2013 with a BFA in Photography and a minor in Advertising Design. She is the founder of Women of Banglatown, an all women’s community space offering free art activities for young girls and income generating activities for Bengali women in Detroit. Ali has been commissioned by National Geographic, New York Times, and Le Monde among others. Her body of work “A Home Abroad” is currently being exhibited at Hatch Art in Hamtramck, Michigan.

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Additional details

As always - our doors will open and breakfast snacks and coffee will be ready at 8:30am with our talk starting at 9am.

Please arrive early - there are a few spaces available in the Scarab Club parking lot as well as metered street parking. The DIA lot is also nearby for $7.

Our talk will be held on the second floor of the Scarab Club - please enter through the main door and you will immediately see our check-in station and the staircase to your left! Please feel free to browse the lower level gallery before or after.