Voice and Vision is an ongoing, multi-session workshop that introduces teens to Photovoice -- an arts-based technique that combines photography with writing and social action. Taking cameras out into their neighborhoods, schools, homes, and places of work, youth participants are invited to document their lives in a creative and meaningful way.
This project will be focused around a central theme that is pertinent to Portland teens—be it community, safety, literacy, bullying—and the photographic images will capture participant's points of view on the subject. Not only will the photographs be printed and displayed as a means of bringing our community together, but the images will be analyzed and coded as a data collection tool—resulting in concrete information that can be presented to policy makers and prompt next steps around community transformation.
Participation is free. No library card required.