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Chris Ahern Photography

Award-Winning, Internationally Published Detroit Photography



RJ Fox's Awaiting Identification Book Release Afterparty, 2018

Rock the Maidstone!, Beastula, 2018

I Am Angela Davis, Singer Website, 2018

2nd Annual Cat Cabaret, Ferndale Cat Shelter, 2018

Detroiters, Season 2, Comedy Central 2018

The Ernest Clarke Show, January 2018

Sip & Shop at Urbanrest, Winter 2017

Marc Motley for Mayor, Southfield MI, Winter 2017

Ingjoy Boutiques, Detroit Fashion Show, Fall 2017

C&A Video Promo, Bertavision, 2017

Crowned & Adorned, 2017


Spirit Airlines Picket @O’Hare, Chicago Business Journal, 2017

Mike Bonner Show (Interview w/C.Ahern), 910am Superstation,  2017

CatFe Fundraiser at MBrew, The Oakland County Times,  2017

LTYM Alumni Reflections, Listen To Your Mother, Spring 2017

Ferndale Cat Shelter Fundraiser, Macaroni Kid, Summer 2017

Nadia Cannon, Model, U10 Blog, 2017

Best Shots of April, Hell Yeah Detroit, Spring 2017

Motor City NYE “THe Drop” Article, Metro Times, Winter 2017

Detroit Youth Choir, MCNYE Twitter, Winter 2017

It’s A Wrap!, Listen To your Mother, Summer 2016

Detroit’s Skyline Never Looked Better, Curbed Magazine, Summer 2016


Issue 95, Indyfest Magazine, Summer 2016

This Week In Entertainment, Detroit News, Summer 2016

Bigger Than A Show, Jumping WIth My Fingers Crossed, Summer 2016

Seen In Detroit, CBS 62, Spring 2016

Detroit’s Best Shots of February, CW50, Winter 2016

Seen In Detroit, CBS 62 Detroit, Fall 2016

M. Grunow, Author, Website, Summer 2016

Movement Weekend, Club Zone, Summer 2016

A'int No Party Like A Detroit Party!, Underground Mafia, Summer 2016

Detroit’s Best Shots of February, CW50 Storify, Winter 2016


Seen In Detroit, CBS 62 Detroit, Fall 2015

Local After Dark, Cranbrook Institute of Science, Fall 2015

“Candid” Editor’s Picks (16th/1644), Twenty20, Fall 2014

“Wanderlust” Editor’s Picks (10th/2617), Twenty20, Summer 2014

“Shadows” Editor’s Picks (5th/1175), Twenty20, Spring 2014

“Morning” Editor’s Picks (3rd/1108), Twenty20, Winter 2014

“Nautical” Editor’s Picks (9th/1002), Twenty20, Winter 2014

“Gold” Editor’s Picks (16th/1644), Twenty20, Fall 2014


Showcased Social Media Masterpieces

“Tropical Island”, Belle Isle State Part, 2017

"Sunset Cityscape”, Down With Detroit, 2016

“Spirit of MSU”, Detroit Marriot, Instagram, 2016

“Christmas In Detroit”, Visit Detroit, 2015

“Movement Detroit”, Motorcity Shooters, 2017

“Detroit Picket”, Spirit Airlines, Instagram, 2017

“New Spirit”, Embrace Detroit, Instagram, 2017

Featuring Chris Ahern, 910 Supersation, Instagram, 2017

“Girl in the Lost Room”, Nadia Cannon, Instagram, 2017

“hart of the Plaza”, Hart Plaza, Instagram, 2016

“Bridge To Belle Isle” Detroit Good, Instagram, 2016

Honors and Awards


Madison Heights City Council Photo Contest

As part of the website redesign project, the internal design comitee of Madison Heights hosted a contest among residensts and employees in an attempt to generate high definition, quality photos to be used in their redesign. "Adventures of Duke and Lucy" recieved 3rd prize from Mayor Brian C. Hartwell and The Madison Heights City Counsil.


Official Movement Afterparties

One of Chris Ahern Photography's most recognized shots, "Hart of the Plaza" was purchased by the official afterparties of the Movement Festival in Detroit.  Chris's work was featured on flyers, advertisements, banners, even an LED lit truck that drove around Detroit with the iconic picture flashing.  


Canvas Pontiac Award Winner

"Sunset at James Scott Memorial Fountain" by Chris Ahern Photography was an award winner at the Canvas Pontiac Awards, judged by a panel from the Detroit Institute of Arts.  It could also be seen on the building located at Woodward and Pike. 


"Best Of Photography" Publication, Photographers Forum

Chris Ahern Photography has been featured in Photographers Forum’s “Best Of Photography” annual hardcover coffee table book. His work was included in the top 9% out of over 9,100 images from the US and Canada as well as 46 other countries worldwide. This book is sold to photographers, college libraries, institutions of photography, art, and graphic design.


Best Art Galleries of Metro Detroit 2017 & 2016 WDIV's Vote 4 The Best

The Chris Ahern Photography Gallery at MIX Bricktown was voted as Metro Detroit's Top 5 galleries of 2016 and the Top 3 of 2017 in WDIV's Vote 4 The Best.  Mix Bricktown has also ranked high as one of the top Happy Hours in Metro Detroit as well. 


2018 "Detroit Kitty Calendar" Ferndale Cat Shelter Fundraiser

With a professional graphic artist Taking some of Chris Ahern Photography’s most iconic detroit photographs and combining them with shots taken during Chris Ahern’s Cat Gallery show, this adorably cute 2018 calendar of cats and kittens taking over Detroit is now on sale at CatfeLounge.com. All Proceeds go towards The Ferndale Cat Shelter.