Photovoice is a research method that puts cameras in the hands of community members so that they may present their voice and lived experience through pictures. This photovoice project was completed to support efforts of community redevelopment and stabilization in the Greater Rosemont Community of west Baltimore currently underway by community members and advocates.
Nine transitional housing residents were asked to capture on film how housing was related to their individual health and the health of their community. What they bravely captured speaks not only to housing, but to its interconnectedness with the everyday realities of their lives - to the poverty in their neighborhoods, to the drug abuse experienced by many, to the struggle of survival, and to the loss of hope that anyone cares. However, through this project the photographers hope to show their community members that people do care, and that something is being done.
This project was conducted in partnership by GROUP Ministries Baltimore and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Funding was provided by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.