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Minneapolis DID, Picturing Peace: PhotoVoice, 2012

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Picturing Peace: PhotoVoice 2012. Photo courtesy Minneapolis Department of Health and Family Support.

Picturing Peace: PhotoVoice 2012. Photo courtesy Minneapolis Department of Health and Family Support.

Picturing Peace: PhotoVoice 2012. Photo courtesy Minneapolis Department of Health and Family Support.

Picturing Peace: PhotoVoice, 2012

Armed with cameras and a critical eye, more than a dozen Minneapolis teens documented their reflections and hopes for peace and safety in their communities. This collection of photographs represents their perception of the strengths and assets that support community peace and create an environment where young people can thrive.

Picturing Peace: PhotoVoice, 2012 is a collaborative community engagement and photography project that explores youth violence, peace and safety, and community supports for young people. Teens from local neighborhoods participated in the PhotoVoice workshops led by local artists Community Blueprint and Bfresh, in which they discussed issues confronting them as individuals as well as their community, learned the fundamentals of photography, and curated their own work to create this collection.

This photodocumentary project is coordinated and funded by the Downtown Improvement District and Minneapolis Department of Health and Family Support as part of its Minneapolis Blueprint for Action to Prevent Youth Violence.

For more information about the project, go to www.picturingpeace.com.

Check It Out!

Gallery Exhibit: On display at City Hall.

Outdoor installation: The images are installed on sixteen utility boxes in east Downtown.

Download the walking tour map at www.minneapolisdid.com or pick one up at Minneapolis City Hall, Open Book, or Minneapolis Central Library. Connect to the link on each box to learn the photographer’s own perspective on that work.

Participate!

Announcing the Picturing Peace Photo Contest

Submit your own photographs that illustrate the theme of “Community Peace and Thriving Youth” and win the opportunity to have your work featured on the project website and installed on a utility box in Minneapolis. Go to www.picturingpeace.com for more information.

Presented by Minneapolis DID and Minneapolis Department of Health and Family Support