CBC: Winnipeg photography project gives voice to the women of North Point Douglas
…The North Point Douglas of today is, for most, a much different place. Arguably one of the most stigmatized areas of Winnipeg, issues of safety — particularly for women — are paramount, and no one knows that more than the women who live there. Which is why The Voice From Point Douglas: A Community-Led PhotoVoice Project, a show opening this weekend, is so imperative. Presenting photographs exploring neighbourhood concerns and strengths through the lens of nine women in the community, it aims to give them a space to share their challenges, while creating an opportunity to highlight the potential for positive change.
Emma Bonnemaison, a graduate student in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Manitoba and the project’s coordinator, wanted to create a project that merged peace work with arts based approaches to community development.