By Photojournalist Susan Brannon.
Through the use of documentary photography and participating in photography workshops, The Crossing Borders Project encourages citizens to generate their own voice, rather then others doing it for them. Participants capture images to reflect their lives, their interests, and their stories to share across borders.
We've had a few folks that lives got a bit complicated to continue with the project. I am sorry to see them leave. Jamie remained at the mission but felt that he had too many obligations to continue. Kelly had a relapse and left the Mission. We pray for his safety.
Michael did not take any images for the third roll but will keep the camera for next week. In the end we have fewer images to share with you and here they are...in order by three.
Here are some of the images from the second roll from the women at the Shepherd's Door.
The workshop has been moving well and everyone is starting to understand the limits of using film over digital! We must wait to see the images and thus everyone needs to think about what they are taking pictures of. The world of film is just about lost but for this workshop it is important. We can't see the image right away and make the decision to delete of keep it. Everyone is limited to 27 images, the light and the results.
Working with the street homeless on a project such as this does has its risks of people either taking the camera and not coming back or moving on to another city. I decided to work with the two shelters to reduce the risk of transient behavior so we can do the series of workshops and develop stories. Unfortunately, nothing is guaranteed and Lauren decided to leave the shelter so she will no longer be participating in the workshop. We are sorry to see her go.
Here are three from each participant for roll two in this order: (And yes, their real names are Rachel!)