I just wanted to keep you up to date on what I've been doing with the United Arts Professional Development Grant I received in 2011. I've pretty much finished up with the project and have handed out all the prints to the people I've photographed. It's so awesome to see how everyone responds to seeing and handling their picture. I've gotta tell you, handing out the photos and seeing everyones reaction has got to be the most important and special thing I've ever done in my career. Making someone feel loved and showing them you care really can't compare to getting a check in the mail, receiving an award, or getting published.
In the coming weeks I'm going to be having a photo show at the Palms Trailer Park for all the residents. I'm also looking into venues outside of the park for the exhibit. If you know of anyone who might want to have these images in a show please do let me know.
I'm happy to announce that despite the grant being completed I don't think this project is over. I've begun talking with Phil over at POLIS on how I can spread this project further into the Paramore/Holden neighborhood. I'm really excited to see where this will go and I'll make sure to keep you up to date.
Anyway, over the next few weeks I'm going to be posting the final images from the grant for you to check out. Make sure you check back often and if you're curious about the grant I received you can check out my 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th post about it.
Here are some of the first images from the project. Enjoy!