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Patti Smith photo exhibit opens in Detroit

Rocker Patti Smith’s (pictured here Mexico City) photos are featured new exhibit Detroit Institute Art. | OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images

Rocker Patti Smith’s (pictured here in Mexico City) photos are featured in a new exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Art. | OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images

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DETROIT — A recently opened exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts focuses on the photography of musician Patti Smith.

Called “Patti Smith: Camera Solo,” it features dozens of black-and-white gelatin silver prints Smith produced. The exhibition kicked off June 1 and runs through Sept. 2. It’s free with museum admission.

The DIA says Smith began taking 35-millimeter photos in 1968 as components for collages and took up the serious use of the Polaroid Land Camera in 1995.

The exhibition was organized by the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Conn.


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