Unseen Morgantown: A Community Photovoice Project

Unseen Morgantown is an exhibition of photographs by clients of Milan Puskar Health Right’s free clinic in Morgantown, West Virginia. In partnership with West Virginia University Injury Control Research Center (ICRC) and Health Right, I led a photography workshop in which participants learned to document their lives with their camera. Over two months of weekly workshops, the group created a collection of images that shed light on the people, places, and social dynamics that often go unseen in their community. The images document experiences of identity, homelessness, trauma, and addiction recovery, as well as the beauty of West Virginia and Morgantown. The work was exhibited at the Monongalia Arts Center and will be traveling across West Virginia and the U.S. this year.

Thank you to the Monongalia Arts Center and to our partners and funders, without whom this project would not be possible. This project is a partnership between Milan Puskar Health Right and the WVU ICRC. It is co-sponsored by the Monongalia County Prevention Coalition and funded in part by the Harrison County Family Resource Network & Project SUCCESS through a grant from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities. The WVU ICRC provided matching grant funds for the project.

And finally, thank you to our incredible photographers for their dedication, wisdom, open hearts, and beautiful images.

Press & Media

West Virginia University's OOMPH! Podcast

WDTV "'Unseen Morgantown' Exhibit Opens in Morgantown"

WBOY "'Unseen Morgantown' Opening Reception Held at Monongalia Arts Center"

Exhibitions

Monongalia Arts Center, 2018

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