Hunger Through My Lens

Hunger Through My Lens is an advocacy project that sheds light on the reality of hunger in Colorado

Based on the photovoice model, Hunger Through My Lens is an advocacy project that sheds light on the reality of hunger in the Denver Metro area. The participation of experts—individuals who experience hunger—is the foundation of photovoice and this project. Following this model, Hunger Through My Lens is designed to provide a platform for Coloradans to share their stories.

Digital cameras are the main medium for participants to express themselves and put real stories to the overwhelming statistics surrounding hunger. The photographs provide tangible evidence that there’s a need to face the impacts of hunger on individuals, families and communities throughout Colorado.

A traveling exhibit displays the photographs and stories at locations around Denver. Policy makers and stakeholders—including you—are encouraged to view the photographs, meet with participants and engage in critical dialogue. Find out where you can experience Hunger Through My Lens.

The project released a Hunger Through My Lens Case Study & Toolkit in April 2014, so other groups can create a photovoice project in their community. The case study and toolkit outlines the basics of photovoice, why the method is effective, when and how to use, and guidelines and considerations for developing your own photovoice project. View the how-to guide and resources.

Hunger Through My Lens also has garnered local and national news coverage, including a PBS NewsHour report about 15 Colorado women taking aim at hunger with cameras, which struck a chord with people across Colorado and the nation.

For more information on Hunger Through My Lens, contact Sarah Skeen