A Way Home Peterborough – A Way Home Peterborough
Exhibit Title: Shot: Youth lens on homelessness
407 George St N
(705) 742 9010
M to Th 9:30 am to 10 pm
F 9:30 am to Midnight
Sat 11 am to Midnight | Sun Closed
Saturday April 29
3 pm to 5 pm
A Way Home Peterborough is a community collaboration strategizing to end youth homelessness. The experts in this work are youth experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity. Unfortunately, their voice is rarely given a forum or listened to. Too often they are on the other side of society’s lens and are judged, ignored, or exploited.
This “Photo Voice” project aimed to create a meeting place for youth to use the common language of photography to express their different experiences of homelessness. Youth were given cameras and a mission to show Peterborough what homelessness means to them. The photos they shot were then reviewed and selected by their peers for inclusion in this exhibit.
This exhibit honours the resiliency of youth who are homeless or precariously housed and explores their diversity of experience. The broader aim is to start a community conversation and inspire action to end youth homelessness in Peterborough. Watch for A Way Home Peterborough’s catalyst event mid-May 2017.
- Crystal Hebert, Freezing Warm Moments Photography
- Peter Newnham, Youth Outreach Worker, YES Shelter for Youth and Families
- The Home Depot Canada Foundation
- Robert Boudreau, SPARK