A selection of images and text from the study will be on display at the Kerby Centre in mid-May in an exhibit organized by UCalgary Bachelor of Social Work student Anita Shepperd as part of her research practicum.
“We wanted to showcase some of the predominant themes of the study,” says Shepperd.
Indeed, while some of the photographs are imbued with a sense alienation or loss, many others strike more hopeful or even celebratory notes. In one, we see a bedroom at the shelter, which the resident/photographer describes as the “biggest and nicest” one there. In another we see a calzone with “65” baked into the crust in celebration of the resident’s birthday.
The AIRP photovoice exhibit runs from Monday, May 16 to Friday, May 20 at Kerby Centre (1133 - 7 Ave SW, Calgary) as part of Justice Canada Victims and Survivors of Crime Week. The hours for viewing are Monday, noon - 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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