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Quotable: Ali Lapenita

I realized that the camera gave me more purpose in my life than advertising did.

Ali Lapenita, a photographer who is documenting women and families from Bangladesh who live in Hamtramck and Detroit. She spoke at Creative Mornings Detroit and leads the Women of Banglatown project.
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Nur Shah paints mostly women, and often in elegant or international attire. This piece is called ‘Sunflower Sisters’ and it’s now part of the Mint collection. She attends Oakland International Academy and joined Mint Artists Guild at the end of January. Her beautiful paintings will be for sale May 14 and 15 at the Palmer Park Art Fair in #Detroit.