In news articles about teen pregnancy, we rarely see the faces or hear the voices of young women. How does becoming a young mother affect them? How do they view their lives? What advice would they give to others? I spent a year exploring these questions in Chelsea, a primarily immigrant, low-income neighborhood near Boston, [...]
Jennifer Carpenter, a 2010-2011 Lewis Hine Documentary Fellow from the Center for Documentary Studies, spent 10 months working with the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) in Boston, MA. For one of her documentary projects, Jennifer chose to focus on a community of retirees who met twice a week for an afternoon of ballroom dance. Generation Dance is a story about [...]
Chris Fowler’s photos for The Food Project are now mounted on the side of the Dudley Greenhouse in Roxbury, MA.
In addition to his work at The Food Project, Chris Fowler is teaching documentary work to teens in Jamaica Plain, a neighborhood in Boston. The class is part of a collaboration between The Eliot School and UFORGE Gallery. To read more about his class, visit: http://www.eliotschool.org/classes/documenting-american-communities-space-place
Jennifer Carpenter, a 2010-2011 Lewis Hine Fellow from the Center for Documentary Studies, spent 10 months working with the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) in Boston, Massachusetts. Inspired by the Literacy Through Photography program, Jennifer conducted six workshops with children at BCNC to produce community alphabets. Each class produced a 26-photograph series corresponding to the 26 letters of [...]