Refocusing The Lens – Ben’s island

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.

Ben’s island, By Lau

Artist’s Statement

I always had a difficult time imaging a peaceful place where I can relax my mind, somewhere where I can be mindful for even a few seconds. Through practicing mindfulness I was able to draw up this beautiful place based on my imagination. It gives me peace.

Stay in the moment. Be present. Be mindful.

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