Past Projects

Gretchen Ferber: Something More Out of Life, 2008-2009

Saturday, May 30, 2009

"I was sixteen and a half when I went to jail for the first time because I committed an adult crime. Before then, I had scouts coming to see me in baseball and basketball, but I just wanted to hang with the boys. After wasting five years, no one was coming for me. It’s been hell from that point on. A year ago I ended up doing more time, and I began to look at my life as a forty-something-year-old...

Emma Raynes: Pai, Estou Te Esperando / Father, I Am Waiting for You, 2007-2008

Friday, May 30, 2008

Letters written by Jose Maria Alves Gomes, a migrant sugarcane cutter, his wife, Mariana Romalho Gomes, and their children over the past twenty-seven years, and sugarcane growing in fields near Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil, in 2007. Photographic collage by Emma Raynes. Introduction by Emma Raynes Since the early 1980s, Brazilian migrant workers have traveled hundreds of miles...

Amanda Van Scoyoc: Raising Them Right, 2007-2008

Friday, May 30, 2008

  I thought he was going to change. Through the four-and-a-half years that we’d been together he had always cheated on me. So he said, “I promise I’ll change. I’ll never play you cause I love my son, cause I want us to be a happy family.” So we moved to New York. We were there for about eight months. The fourth month he started to do the same thing. Sindy, age 19, and her son, Rey...

Rebecca Herman: Documented: Stories from Both Sides of the Border, 2007-2008

Friday, May 30, 2008

To celebrate International Women's Day, Hine Fellow Rebecca Herman asked participants of the Roca Immigrant and Refugee Initiative to bring in a photograph of a woman they wished to celebrate and write why this woman is of particular importance to them.   Introduction by Rebecca Herman As a Lewis Hine Documentary Fellow from 2007 to 2008, I worked with the Immigrant and Refugee...

Libby Conn: Project Hope, 2006-2007

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Fatima and her baby. Photograph by Libby Conn. Introduction by Libby Conn By the fall of 2006 when I arrived in Boston, Massachusetts, the U.S. economy was already slowing down, if not yet dominating the headlines. The subprime mortgage crisis was beginning to reveal itself, and rising oil prices were driving up the costs of gas, oil for heating homes, and food. Healthcare costs had more...

Annie Dlugokecki: The Family Portrait Project, 2006-2007

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

On June 19, 2006, members of the Julie’s community as well as the larger Boston community gathered at the gallery reception for Julie’s Family Portrait Project. Photograph by Justin Ide. Introduction by Annie Dlugokecki Julie’s Family Learning Program, founded by two Sisters of Notre Dame, is a nonprofit organization in South Boston, Massachusetts, that serves low-income mothers and their...

Elena Rue: Love After Loss, 2005-2006

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Sarah, two weeks after her amputation. Photograph by Elena Rue. Introduction by Elena Rue During the last quarter century AIDS has killed more than 25 million people. Despite the substantial funds that are spent every year in research, prevention, treatment, and relief programs there are still 40 million people living with the virus. Given this grim picture, it is hard to see the positive...

Maital Guttman: Breaking the Silence, 2005-2006

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

MADaboutART connects youth around the world in the fight against HIV. These Youth Ambassadors are on a conference call with high school students in the United States, sharing what life in the township is like for children affected by HIV. Photo by Maital Guttman. Introduction by Maital Guttman In 2006 I traveled to Cape Town, South Africa, as a Lewis Hine Documentary Fellow to work with...

Sarah Leeper: Living Positively Project, 2004-2005

Monday, May 30, 2005

Project Overview Sarah Leeper worked at the Children’s Rights Centre in Durban, on the east coast of South Africa, from 2004 to 2006. She developed the Living Positively Project, which uses collaborative documentary methodology to record the experiences of children and families living with HIV. For the project, she provided photography workshops and lessons in Khayelitsha, a township outside...

Lucy Wilson: The Highfield District of Harare, Zimbabwe, 2003-2004

Sunday, May 30, 2004

The students test out their new cameras. Photograph by Lucy Wilson. Introduction by Lucy Wilson Zimbabwe is a place of many troubles. Erratic rains and periods of drought, combined with the takeover of white-owned commercial farms by the government, have often brought the words “famine” and “malnutrition” into the mainstream media in connection with this country that was once a...

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