Nuestra Perspectiva (Our Perspective) was conceived as a way to empower Latino youth at Boulder High School through the creation of personal, political, and cultural narratives detailing their experience and heritage. This was accomplished by engaging participants in visual storytelling, granting them the ability to represent themselves, to use their imagery and their words to share their realities via encounters with family members, friends, and the community at large.
The project was funded through a Rotary grant and was a collaborative effort with the Latino History Project, Boulder Rotary Club, Boulder New Generations Rotary Club, Zonta Foothills Club of Boulder County, and Adelante!.
The VOX Project is a non-profit 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.
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 as well as here.