Refocusing The Lens – A leap of faith

PHOTOVOICE is an engagement and empowerment strategy that uses photography as a tool for social change. It gives any group the opportunity to record, reflect on, and critique personal and community issues in a creative way.

The aim of this project is to motivate participants to be actively involved in decisions that affect their own lives, while decreasing stigma and broadening understanding of their personal struggles. The resulting exhibit, REFOCUSING THE LENS, features the work of five participants who have documented their personal experiences with mental health, eager to represent them to the outside world.

A leap of faith, By DK

Artist’s Statement

In my recovery journey one of the biggest obstacles of all is overcoming feelings of fear and hopelessness so overwhelming that they often cripple me in my efforts to move forward. It’s a scary thing to walk into the unknown. Moving forward is easy when you can clearly see a positive ending, but taking a leap of faith even in times of hopelessness and uncertainty, I am discovering, is the key to making progress.

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