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The Community Story Lab: How Does a Community Dream?

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This month, the participants of Community Story Lab -- Venice Arts' year-long media arts project pairing adult community members with professional artists -- explored dreams through the lens of a camera. As each photographer showed their work, they discussed their interpretation of the prompt, and what dreams meant to them. From "chasing dreams" to "time as a dream" to "dream homes," the responses were as diverse as the photographs that resulted from this particular shoot.

For this post, lead artist and award-winning photographer Sara Terry put together a select of photographs from the participants, drawing attention to the commonalities of our seemingly disparate approaches to dreaming.

Here are her edits and musings on the photographic dreams of the participants:

Leticia Antonio, 2014
Leticia Antonio, 2014
Penina Finger, 2014
Penina Finger, 2014
Alicia Gibbs, 2014
Alicia Gibbs, 2014
Alicia Gibbs, 2014
Alicia Gibbs, 2014
Alicia Gibbs, 2014
Alicia Gibbs, 2014
Sara Terry, 2014
Sara Terry, 2014
Catherine Allison, 2014
Catherine Allison, 2014
Sharon Fatah, 2014
Sharon Fatah, 2014
Jaydee Dizon, 2014
Jaydee Dizon, 2014

 

Penina Finger, 2014
Penina Finger, 2014
Catherine Allison, 2014
Catherine Allison, 2014
Sara Terry, 2014
Sara Terry, 2014
Jaydee Dizon, 2014
Jaydee Dizon, 2014
Penina Finger, 2014
Penina Finger, 2014
Alicia Gibbs, 2014
Alicia Gibbs, 2014
Efren Guerrero, 2014
Efren Guerrero, 2014
Catherine Allison, 2014
Catherine Allison, 2014
Leticia Antonio, 2014
Leticia Antonio, 2014
Penina Finger, 2014
Penina Finger, 2014
Leticia Antonio, 2014
Leticia Antonio, 2014
Efren Guerrero, 2014
Efren Guerrero, 2014

 

Great news! We are accepting new participants into The Storyteller's Voice component of the Community Story Lab! Find out more information about how to join the year-long intensive project here.

The Community Story Lab is supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation.

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