Photo Voice

The Photo Voice project gave cameras to nine residents of Rutland City’s Northwest neighborhood, challenging them to use photography to reflect, record, and relay what is important about where they live and the everyday matters that mean the most to them.

The Photo Voice photographers are as diverse as their photos: a high school teacher who runs every morning, a retired stone cutter, two sisters who are middle school students, a city alderwoman, an artist, a Dismas house resident, a high school student, and a mediator.

Embodying the key concepts of visual anthropology, the Photo Voice exhibit offers the opportunity to see Rutland’s troubled yet treasured Northwest neighborhood through the eyes of those that live there—quite literally. Through the kaleidoscope of 90 images created by nine photographers a nuanced and textured vision of this neighborhood comes into view.