DECEMBER 3 – DECEMBER 4, 2004
LOCATION – STRIDE GALLERY
722, 11 AVE S.W, CALGARY, ALBERTA
WOMEN’S PERSPECTIVES ON POVERTY
Photovoice blends a participatory approach to photography with social action. Over the past eighteen months, members of the Women and a Fair Income Working Group have met to plan and carry out a project with the goal of advocating for fair incomes for all people in Calgary and Alberta. Women who participated included university and community-based researchers many of whom were women living on low incomes. Over a three-month period, women took photographs to assist in describing and analyzing the impact of living on a low income. Together they reviewed the pictures that they had taken, related the stories behind the images, analyzed their meaning, and created a powerful advocacy tool.