In this exploration, 30 inner city youth from Regent Park, Rexdale, and Lawrence Heights worked to create photographic images representing their communities in the ways they want to be seen. Working with artists and advocates Sheena D. Robertson, and Victor Gomez, these amazing, bright, and dynamic young people have used their photography as a creative opportunity to tell the world what they would like us to know about who they are, rather than remain cloaked in the shadows of the typical inner city stereotypes.
Their images communicate much – they are beautiful, touching, and emotional. The photographs created are accompanied by an ‘audio-symophony’ of their voices, and beautiful portraits of the youth involved, taken by Sheena and Victor. This moving exhibit is a must see, and a real opportunity to create connections between communities, and to join in an interesting discourse about the city we live in.
A project Sheena facilitated with a group of Aboriginal high school students, as the Artistic Director for the TDSB’s Media Co-op.
Two student-created films done as part of a KSA project for the Durham Board of Education
We Are Treaty People
A KSA project done by our artist Carlie Howell with a grade 3/4 class in the TDSB.
Muslim Girls’ Group
A video project done with a girls’ club exploring the effects of stereotyping.