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Based on the photovoice model, Hunger Through My Lens is a new advocacy project that sheds light on the reality of hunger in the Denver Metro area. The participation of experts—individuals who experience hunger—is the foundation of photovoice and this project. Following this model, Hunger Through My Lens is designed to provide a platform for Coloradans to share their stories.
Digital cameras are the main medium for participants to express themselves and put real stories to the overwhelming statistics surrounding hunger. The photographs provide tangible evidence that there’s a need to face the impacts of hunger on individuals, families and communities throughout Colorado.
A traveling exhibit displays the photographs and stories at locations around Denver. Policy makers and stakeholders—including you—are encouraged to view the photographs, meet with participants and engage in critical dialogue. Find out where you can experience Hunger Through My Lens.
The project released a Hunger Through My Lens Case Study & Toolkit in April 2014, so other groups can create a photovoice project in their community. The case study and toolkit the basics of photovoice, why the method is effective, when and how to use, and guidelines and considerations for developing your own photovoice project.
Hunger Through My Lens also has garnered local and national news coverage, including a PBS NewsHour report that struck a chord with people across Colorado and the nation.