CCU faculty member Stephanie Southworth awarded grant for photovoice exhibit featuring impoverished populations
Through the grant funds, Southworth and Brallier will provide individuals served through The Poverty Project with single-use cameras, allowing them to document their experiences through their own lens. The photos will be included in a traveling exhibit, along with quotes from the photographers. This type of project is a qualitative research method known as photovoice.
“We are so excited to start this project in which we provide the opportunity for people experiencing homelessness to call attention to what they want the community to know about their needs, challenges, daily life, hopes, and dreams,” said Southworth and Brallier. “Far too often, the homeless community is ignored, stereotyped, or told what they need without being asked.”
The traveling exhibit will begin in Fall 2023, and the first two locations will be Shepherd’s Table in Conway and Fresh Brewed Coffee House in Myrtle Beach.