Khary Mason is a native Detroiter who has spent more than half of his life working in law enforcement. In 2020 Mason decided that he wanted to become a bigger part of the change in the city that he had long hoped for. After retiring from the Detroit Police Department, Mason began a new career as a Special Agent for the State of Michigan Attorney General's office in its newly formed Conviction Integrity Unit. The darker side of law enforcement seldom reveals itself to the world outside of the shadows created beneath the glow of streetlights. In the past decade Mason began to recognize that these age old crime fighting methods yielded very little positive impact for citizens living in impoverished areas. Understanding that images and words also possessed liberating powers, Mason took a more proactive approach by co-founding Capturing Belief, a children’s photography & creative writing program based in Detroit.