Developing Perspectives with South Sudanese Refugees // Vox Project [Boulder]

Developing Perspectives was an ongoing project based out of Boulder, CO.   Vox staff worked with various members of the Community of South Sudanese and American Women/Men (CSSAW) to help acclimate newly arrived refugees as well as provide enrichment and education workshops.

 Below is a collection of photographs and writings from the project; these are their words and their images – the full set is viewable on Vimeo.   A hard-copy photobook of these images and more is available for sale with proceeds returning to CSSAW and the photographers themselves.

Contact us to get a copy or to simply learn more about Developing Perspectives.

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The VOX Project is a nonprofit organization that utilizes the power of photography as an affordable, accessible, tool for agency-based empowerment. Through still and motion photography, we work with underrepresented youth to explore their realities while championing their expression. Populations we’ve worked with in the past include refugees, homeless youth, Latina students, prisoners, and adolescent indigenous females. The process draws from participatory action research and builds computing skills through direct exposure and engagement to photographic equipment, computers, and website design as well as intangible skills including confidence, agency, leadership, and visioning.

Chris founded The Vox Project in 2013 during his time as a graduate student at CU, Boulder and continues to direct, manage, and facilitate projects.

We primarily work with other non-profits on thematic education and/or enrichment projects ranging from six months to several years in length. We are based out of Boulder, CO, yet conduct projects domestically and abroad.

More information on the methodology can viewed here and the nonprofit’s website can be found here.

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