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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

What Does it Look Like to Live on Less?

Photovoice Exhibit Opens October 17, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

What does it look like to live on less? Wednesday, October 17 is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. To mark the day, the Huron and Perth Social Research and Planning Council (SRPC) presents the opening of its Photovoice Exhibit in Blyth, from 5-6pm, at the Blyth Art Gallery. The exhibit will feature photographs from community participants who have been taking pictures of “what it looks like to live on less.”

The project is part of the SPRC’s current research project “How Much is Enough?” The project is researching the lived experiences of people in Perth-Huron who make less than a living wage and the impact this has on day-to-day living for individuals and the broader community. The research will provide recommendations to local and provincial governments, agencies, employers and community groups for addressing the impact of not having a living wage/income.

The SRPC collaborated with local photographer, Terry Manzo, to offer photography workshops and mentorship to community participants. The participants were then tasked with photographing how living on a low income effects their daily lives.

“The Photovoice Exhibit gives our participants a chance to have their voices heard and their stories shared in a unique and impactful way,” says Susanna Reid, Directory of the SRPC. “The photographs will also offer our broader community insight into the lives of people who live on less.”

The Photovoice Exhibit will become a travelling exhibit in spring 2019.

Event details:

What:What Does it Look Like to Live on Less? A Photovoice Exhibit
When:Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 5pm to 6pm
Where:Blyth Festival Art Gallery, 423 Queen St, Blyth

For more information, contact:

Susanna Reid
Director, Social Planning and Research Council
519-271-7730 ext 228
sreid@perthhuron.unitedway.ca
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