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2014 Eminent Artist leaves behind a rich record of Detroit

From the President

Bill Rauhauser, 2014 Kresge Eminent Artist
Photo by Michelle Andonian

Bill Rauhauser, 2014 Kresge Eminent Artist.

Detroit photographer and 2014 Kresge Eminent Artist Bill Rauhauser passed away Saturday at age 98. Kresge Foundation President and CEO Rip Rapson issued the following statement:

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to the dean of Detroit’s street photographers, educator and the 2014 Kresge Eminent Artist, Bill Rauhauser.  His photography cut out the static and distractions to show us a person, a place, a slice of our community and society in revealing ways, and Bill was a master. His art has provided a rich record of the people, times and culture of Detroit. And his decades as a teacher allowed him to share his craft and his passion with many, many others.