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. In 2014, she founded 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.  She is currently exhbiting her body of work "A Home Abroad" at Hatch Art in Hamtramck, Michigan.

Le Monde
New York Times
National Geographic
Grand Circus Magazine
Bloomberg Businessweek
The Washington Post
Wall Street Journal
Michigan Radio
Detroit Free Press

Ralph C. Wilson Jr Foundation
New Economy Initiative
Detroit Achievement Academy
Echo Detroit

Freedom House Detroit
Syrian American Rescue Network
Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries

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