This summer, SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement partnered with the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Moving Ahead Program (MAP) to deliver a series of photography workshops to young Syrian children, with the goal of creating story-telling space to empower the kids to take hold over the narratives that define them. MAP supported children and parents during the whole process. The project aimed at giving them tools and information to explore the use of imagery and artistic expression to tell the stories of their lives.
Shawk Alani conceived and led the initiative, and invited Sara to help out with the curation portion of the process. Sara loved talking with the young photographers to help them choose their selections for the gallery show.
Capturing Our Stories is open to the public from August 31 – September 10 at Interurban Gallery, 1 East Hastings Street in Vancouver. The gallery hours are 1-5 pm.