Images from Welch, West Virginia where I am focusing on the non-voter including young disengaged voters, people in the tourism industry, as well as barriers to voting. #OurDemocracy
Andrea Bruce, June 30, 2018:
June was a busy month. We started in Memphis, listening to ex-offenders and current gang members and their ideas on democracy. We also spoke to members of Girls, Inc. I then traveled to Berlin to share the Our Democracy project with The Atlantic Council's 360/OS event. This was supported by the National Geographic Society.
Andrea Bruce, May 31, 2018:
This past month I photographed Gloucester, Maine, and how the community has come together to fight opioid addiction. Community action/responsibility was a big theme for de Tocqueville.
I also finished a workshop for veterans in New Hampshire (sponsored by the NH Humanities Council and Pulitzer). I curated their photos examining what democracy looks like to them, and narrated their images during a presentation at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, NH.
Images below show veterans reading stories they wrote beside photos of them or taken by them at the Currier Museum and scenes from the reception for "What does democracy look like?", a presentation by veterans and the culmination of a workshop organized and taught by writer David Wood and myself.