Lisa Luevanos captures the history, culture, and daily interactions of the beautiful and diverse communities of Metropolitan Detroit in vivid, provocative images. Her photography has been exhibited at galleries, festivals and art shows throughout the state of Michigan, and has appeared in a variety of magazines, newspapers, websites and other publications.
Born and raised in Southwest Detroit, Lisa was introduced to the art of the photography by her mother, Mary Puente Luevanos, a noted artist in her own right. Over time Lisa’s interest grew from curiosity to passion as she learned to manipulate light and images in the small darkroom housed in the basement of the Luevanos home.
While in high school, Lisa explored her art in the photography program at Crockett Vocational Technical School. But it was at Casa de Unidad, a community based arts and culture organization in Southwest Detroit, where she participated in photography workshops and was exposed to some of Detroit’s top photojournalists, artists and musicians.
Lisa earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Photography from the Center of Creative Studies, and before leaving college she was employed as a staff photographer with The Ford Motor Company where she developed her commercial photography skills.
Galleries and exhibits that have displayed Lisa’s work include: The Scarab Club; Soldaderas: Women and Revolution at The Bagley Housing Association; Through Latina Eyes at Focus: Hope; Street Smart at the Art Exchange; Sol, Luna, Tierra at the Pontiac Arts gallery and the Focus 2000 Detroit Photo festival.
Lisa’s work has also appeared in Ford World, Diversity Inc Magazine, Elmore Magazine, African American Family Magazine, Detroit Free Press, Detroit News, Soul-Patrol.com, Metro Times, and MTV.com. , and Latino Sports .com.
Another passion that Lisa enjoys is helping young people, and giving back to the Southwest Detroit’s community that nurtured her. She returns the gift of art via the camera to Detroit’s youth by mentoring in arts programs and working with community organizations such as, Focus: Hope, and the Community of Latino Artists, Visionaries and Educators.
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