Photo-voice is a process by which people can identify, represent, and enhance their community through photography (www.photovoice.org). Celebrate Diversity Miami's 2015 Photo-voice Exhibit provided residents of all ages and cultural backgrounds, as well as community-based organizations, a space to visually share stories from their perspective about the celebration of diversity throughout greater Miami. From over 100 photographs that were submitted for consideration, we ended up selecting 60 images to be featured on the final printed panels. Thanks to a partnership with PhilanthroFest, our exhibit premiered at the 4th annual civic engagement festival which took place at Museum Park on Saturday, April 11, 2015. Throughout the rest of 2015 and Spring 2016, it traveled and continued to be showcased at various neighborhood events & venues across the county.
A series of four postcards was also created from our 2015 Photo-voice Exhibit, with each postcard depicting a section of one of the exhibit panels. The ultimate goal is to feature this series in gift shops throughout greater Miami, so visitors to local neighborhoods can share far & wide what our community looks like beyond the typical beach landscape. Thanks to our connection with the K880 Emerging City Champions (K880) fellowship we learned about the Neighborhood Postcard Project, a global participatory art project created by San-Francisco based artist Hunter Franksin 2013 that fosters community connection through storytelling exchange. So at a variety of events throughout Fall 2015 and Spring 2016, we invited people to write on a postcard from the series what they appreciate most about their neighborhood.
The aforementioned traveling initiatives were made possible in part by the 2015 Dwntwn Art Days micro-grant program, as well as the K880 fellowship, a program of 8 80 Citieswith support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. To view picture albums from the different events we participated in, please scroll down. For further details, check out each album on our Facebook page.