Friday, September 16, 2011

PhotoVoice: Real Eyes Photo Exhibit by Youth 4 Change

“Vision is more than what we see.  It is the foundation of what makes dreams turn into reality. Society has turned away from truth. Don’t be content with the lies, look beyond. Realize the real lies in the “Real Eyes” Photo Exhibit”.    Quote by Youth 4 Change, Sr. Youth Leader, John Franklin
PhotoVoice, a form of participatory action research, brings forth the voice and vision of those most impacted through photo journalism.  Youth 4 Change, the group of youth leaders at ABC Action Front Center created the "Real Eyes" Photo Voice Exhibit to inform the community about the assets and barriers to adolescent sexual health, in Rochester, NY.  The exhibit, held on May 26, 2011, at The Strong Museum of Play, compiled 60 pictures created and edited by the youth, portrayed themes of adolescent homelessness, lack of information & resources, invisibility and hopelessness as barriers to adolescent sexual health.  They also highlighted community assets such as  culture, safe places, civic engagement and more.  We look forward to our next PhotoVoice Exhibit in December of 2011. 

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