Artist Talk and Reception to Follow: Saturday, September 01, 5-7pm
Sociologist Wendy Luttrell’s exhibition is the culmination of a project that put cameras in the hands of children at ages 10, 12, 16, and 18, producing images that challenge dominant representations of poor/working-class/immigrant kids, families and schools as broken and damaged.
Luttrell’s approach to visual research explores how the young people used their cameras to compose their identities, highlight their moral thinking, act on behalf of their family, friends and communities, and frame their learning and growth.
Viewers are invited to look, reflect and consider the lenses they are using to “read” and “appreciate” the images. At a time when distorted and increasingly fractious visions of “marginalized” communities proliferate, Luttrell’s exhibition compels us to consider what shapes our ways of seeing.