Photovoice reception in Michigan

UPDATE: carried a story about project leader Shenaaz Jan Mohammed here. The work that Shenaaz and I did in Kashmir will be on display along with the photos taken by the kids.

February 1-22

International Institute Gallery University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109

The University of Michigan Center for South Asian Studies presents an exhibit of pictures taken by Kashmiri children and youth survivors of the 2005 South Asian earthquake. Photovoice is a participatory arts methodology where local citizens are equipped with cameras and photography skills to document their experiences and participate in community development. Conducted in the summer of 2006 with The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), the project caught a glimpse of the ongoing redevelopment efforts in the mountainous region of Kashmir, Pakistan. In addition to the photos taken by the children, Washington D.C. based freelance photographer Aasil K. Ahmad has supplied photographs, and U-M School of Social Work student Shanaaz Janmohamed has provided Urdu translations for captions and short stories from the children's journals.

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