What is now known as “Photovoice” was developed by Caroline Wang and Mary Ann Burris in 1992 as a way to enable rural women of China to influence the policies and programs that affected them.

Photovoice is a process by which people – usually those with limited power due to poverty, language barriers, race, class, ethnicity, gender, culture or other circumstances use photo images to capture aspects of their environment and experiences and share them with others. The pictures are then used with captions composed by the photographers to bring the realities of the photographers’ lives home to the public and policy makers and to spur change.

The display will be a culmination of 3 different youth programs: two on Substance Abuse and Prescription Drugs and and one on Peace.