Here at ReFOCUS, we are always searching for ways to connect the photos and stories of our participants with the general public. We really want the public to get to know our photographers the way we have – because we know that through all the hardship, they are wonderful, hopeful people. They are endlessly creative, and amazing storytellers. Some sing us songs, or play instruments. Many of them turn out to help at our exhibits and art markets. And they are all on the same mission through the MyNew Orleans Photo Project: to educate others about the causes and consequences of homelessness, as well as what types of programs and aid are effective in helping someone on the streets, and which aren’t – through their personal experiences.
In 2019, we are working with The Umbrella Collaborative and taking the photos back to the streets! We have built an outdoor exhibit that can be deployed anywhere, indoor or outdoor, so that we can reach a maximum number of people.
Stay tuned for our exhibit schedule! Here’s what is planned so far – come join us!
Saturday November 2, 6-9 pm — Arts District First Saturday Art Walk – we’ll be under the Firestone sign on the corner of Camp and Julia
Saturday November 9, 6-10 pm — St Claude Second Saturday Art Walk – we’ll be placing displays along the walk route!
TBA – a celebration/reception will happen during New Orleans Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, during the week of Nov 16-24 – stay tuned!
You can support the MyNew Orleans Photo Project, including the build of our new exhibits, at our Mightycause fundraiser!