Dig If You Will a Picture

Link to online article – Nashville Scene

Photovoice at Blend Studio

Dig If You Will a Picture

by Steve Haruch

Guided by a belief that people are experts on their own lives, a group of Vanderbilt undergrads worked with some fellow Nashvillians on a project that combines sociological documentation with fine art. Twenty students in Laura Carpenter’s “Seeing Social Life” class (SOC 219-01) gave disposable cameras to a select group — representing the worlds of roller derby, beauty salons, working mothers and live music venues — then asked them to photograph the important things in their lives and talked with them about the results. Among the questions they discussed: “What is really happening in this photograph? How does this relate to our lives?” Photovoice pairs candid photos with some of the photographers’ responses to those questions.
Fridays, Saturdays. Starts: April 3. Continues through April 24, 2010

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