Rauhauser is listed in the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. The many exhibitions of his work include "The Family of Man" at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. He has been involved in photography for over 60 years and opened the first Midwest gallery in 1964 to show only photographs. He has made Detroit his main subject, walking its streets and alleys with his camera from the 1940s, and many of his photographs are in the collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts as well as in numerous private collections. Book publications of his photographs include: "Bill Rauhauser - 20th Century Photography in Detroit" (2010); "Beauty on the Streets of Detroit" (2008); "Detroit Auto Show Images of the 1970s" (2007); "Bob-Lo Revisited" (2003); and "Detroit Revisited" (2000). He has also co-curated a number of exhibitions for the Detroit Institute of Arts, including "The Car and the Camera" in 1996.
Rauhauser was recently selected as the 2014 Kresge Eminent Artist, honoring his "professional achievements, contributions to the cultural community and dedication to Detroit and its residents." In recognition of his significant and lasting contributions to the arts, Rauhauser has been invited to sign the beams of the Scarab Club's second floor lounge. His name will be added to that of artists such as Diego Rivera, Marcel Duchamp and Charles McGee. Previous signatories recognized for their artistic merit as photographers have included Margaret Bourke-White, Tony Spina and Balthazar Korab.
At 6:30 pm on Tuesday, March 4th, Rauhauser will give a gallery talk titled "The Three Iron Rules of Street Photography". The talk will be free and open to the public.
Photographs for Bill Rauhauser's exhibition are courtesy of the Hill Gallery, Birmingham, MI.